Help America Hear Program

HELP AMERICA HEAR PROGRAM

McGuire’s Hearing Centers proudly supports the national non-profit program, Help America Hear (HAH). The program provides new high-quality hearing aids to hearing-impaired individuals with limited financial resources. Help America Hear is supported by the generosity and participation of hearing health care professionals (like McGuire’s Hearing Centers) and manufacturers who donate their time and services. Help America Hear also receives corporate and private donations, which allow the program to serve the needs of hearing-impaired populations across the nation. Contact us if you’re near one of our locations on Long Island or the Bronx.


DONATE USED HEARING AIDS

Did you know by donating your used hearing aid, you can help someone else hear? If you or a loved one has a hearing aid that is no longer in use, donating it can help others hear.

WHY DONATE?

All hearing aids, regardless of age, make, model, or condition, may be donated to the HELP AMERICA HEAR Program, a division of HELP AMERICA HEAR Inc. A registered 501 (c) (3) not for profit.

The foundation’s mission is to provide hearing aids to men, woman, and children with limited resources within the United States and its territories. Your donation helps with the foundations ability to provide free hearing devices to those who need them most.

ABOUT DONATIONS

Since 2009 the HELP AMERICA HEAR PROGRAM has supplied over 1400 people with the gift of hearing.
We encourage hearing aid wearers and their loved ones to consider donating the devices once they are no longer being used.

Donors also are eligible for a tax benefit if they itemize donations on their taxes.

PARTICIPATION IN THE DONOR PROGRAM

  1. It is the donor’s responsibility to determine the value of the donation. The tax benefit is only available for those donors who itemize deductions on their tax returns. Those who take the standard deduction receive no additional tax benefit. Only contributions made during the previous tax year are eligible for tax benefits.
    • The tax law allows a deduction for the fair market value of the donation. The IRS reminds donors to maintain records of their donation to substantiate the value of their gift.
    • Taxpayers can find assistance regarding the donations they make in Publication 526, Charitable contributions. A second reference, publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property, answers many questions that donors may have when they make non-cash contributions. Both publications are available at the IRS website, www.irs.gov, or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). To help you determine the value of your donation, you can use a five year, straight line depreciation (see formula below).
      • Divide the original cost by 5 to determine yearly depreciation.
      • Multiply the yearly depreciation by the age of the aids.
      • Subtract the figure from the original cost to determine the remaining value.
      • All donations for a tax year must be postmarked no later than December 31st to receive tax benefits for the next filing.
  2. Print out the HELP AMERICA HEAR donation form and complete it.
  3. Place the hearing aid/s in a padded box or padded envelope for shipping. Include the completed form from step 2
  4. Label the box or envelope HELP AMERICA HEAR donation. Include your name, address, and email inside the package.
  5. Ship to: 818 East Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

Thank you from all of us at HELP AMERICA HEAR Inc. Together we are Helping America Hear. To learn more, or make a donation, download the following form.

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Always an excellent experience at McGuire’s hearing. They are kind and knowledgeable. I have been wearing hearing aids for many years and my daughter has been wearing them her whole life so I have been to many different places but so far (4yrs) McGuire’s in Riverhead has not let me...

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25+ years ago I selected McGuires because patients were satisfied & had no complaints. McGuires has always met my needs. I do not hesitate to recommend McGuires to patients & friends.

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Joanne Davis-Slotkin, on Google

Audiologist is wonderful. Only complaint, this office texts, calls, texts again with appointment reminders, even after first confirmation. Feels like nagging.

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Lorraine De Armitt, on Google

I had a very pleasant experience with Dr Bohr who was very professional and empathetic. She also introduced me to the newest technology re hearing aids. I am looking forward to a meeting with her next week to assess my experience with this hearing aid,

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Pablo L. Torre Jr. M.D., on Google

Mary was very capable and pleasant to work with. She did everything possible to help me with my new hearing aides but, above that she obviously very experienced and knows the medical information accruing to hearing problems.

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Ruth Bruun, on Google

What a great experience! I had been procrastinating looking into getting a hearing device for too long. Dr. Hayden dispensed my hearing tests and was incredibly professional, understanding, and knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. She was able to answer all my questions and concerns as well as determine...

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Ellen Robertson, on Google

I am a very hard of hearing person. Having Mary Bohr taking care of my hearing aid takes the tension away from me. Any problems are dealt with and Mary finds a solution. I am very fortunate to have Mary in my life

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Rena Rosenfeld, on Google

The audiologist in Southampton was amazing! She is professional, courteous, worked with me and my insurance to get the best hearing aide! So thankful!!

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Anastasia Karloutsos, on Google

Very professional, helpful and friendly. My experience was exceptional, I would highly recommend.

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Frank Dalene, on Google

Setting appointments is excellent, Dr. Dawn Von Bergen explains thoroughly the entire Process of hearing test, interpretation of results , the features of hearing aid devices, fitting and follow-up I am happy to recommend McGuire’s hearing center And Dr. Dawn Von Bergen to all , specially Elderly candidates!

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McGuires is AMAZING! Dawn and her staff are kind and accommodating. Our appointments are always thorough and informative. She takes her time and explains everything. Would highly recommend.

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