Don’t throw out old hearing aids. A few options for old aids:
I called Starkey and left a message with their Hearing Foundation director asking what international hearing missions use their donations. We have a box in our office that you can put old dead aids. When we get a bunch we send them in to Starkey.
Friends and Family
You can also give an old hearing aid to a family member or friend if it’s a hearing aid that goes behind the ear. It can be reprogrammed to fit their hearing loss. Call me if you have questions about this.
Santa Barbara Audiology
You can donate them to us too. I program them and give them to people who don’t qualify for Medical (CenCal).