Our fund helping many adult cochlear implant users cover the costs of unfunded repairs has received a generous boost thanks to our long-standing supporter, the Quota South Pacific Area Scholarship.
Quota’s motto is ‘We Share’ and is known worldwide for their service to disadvantaged women and children, and those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The Hearing House CEO Dr Claire Green says The Hearing House is deeply grateful to be the recipient of such a generous donation from the Quota South Pacific Area Scholarship.
“This fund will help so many people and with the way the world is heading – this kind of support is even more important and significant.”
Claire says the Cochlear Implant Repair Fund, which was established last year, depends on regular and ongoing donations to be successful long term.
“Receiving $130,000 (AU$120,000) at this point in its existence means we can continue to ease the financial burden faced by many adult cochlear implant users when their equipment fails over the coming years.”
QSPA Scholarship Trustee Karen Morrison says the donation is the result of the organisation’s “devastating” decision to dissolve their scholarships.
They have provided New Zealand Educational Scholarships and study grants for first year school leavers, and second year Master of Audiology students at Auckland University since 1992.
“Redirecting these funds to The Hearing House will create a lasting legacy to those whose financial difficulties with their cochlear implants have been a burden and knowing this gives all of our Quota members great joy.
“We have great faith in The Hearing House team's undertaking to strengthen this program,” says Karen.