Dallas Hearing Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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Established in December 1997, the Dallas Hearing Foundation (DHF) was founded to address the critical needs of deaf children and adults by providing specialized treatments for their hearing impairment. DHF aims to enable deaf individuals to hear, speak, attend mainstream schools, and pursue careers of their choice by offering financial assistance for hearing aids, cochlear implants, related medical expenses, and auditory-verbal therapy. It is DHF's mission to provide comprehensive support in medical, technological, rehabilitative, and educational domains to every hearing-impaired child and adult regardless of access to insurance coverage or financial means.

According to surveys and studies:

  • About 2% of the 16-64 age group are deaf in Texas. 
  • 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Texas has the 2nd highest deaf population in the country 

Cost Breakdown 

The costs associated with cochlear implants, hearing aids, and necessary therapies often render them inaccessible to families facing economic constraints. With limited reimbursement options from private health insurance and government programs, as well as the complete absence of coverage in some health policies, DHF has seen a yearly increase in applications from those in dire need of these essential devices and services. 

Last Year's Impact:

  • 5 cochlear implant recipients totaling $175,000*
  • 18 hearing aid recipients totaling $50,400*
  • $21,000 in auditory-verbal services provided
  • $32,000 in audiological services provided
  • $44,000 in auditory surgery expenses provided 

*Values in fair market value

Your participation and generosity will help bridge the gap between silence and sound, giving individuals the priceless gift of hearing.

For more information, to make a donation, or to get involved, please contact the Dallas Hearing Foundation at (972) 424-7711 or visit our website at www.dallashearingfoundation.org.

Giving Activity

Mission

The mission of the Dallas Hearing Foundation is to provide medical and surgical treatment, hearing technologies such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, speech and hearing rehabilitation and education support to those in financial need to “Bring Sound to Life”.

Needs

Many lives have been profoundly changed by the services provided by the Dallas Hearing Foundation. Our goal is to be able to give the miracle of hearing and speech to every deaf child and adult who needs our assistance.

With your support today, we can empower deaf children and adults, especially those facing financial barriers, to achieve their full potential in hearing, communication, education, and careers. Your contribution helps us provide essential hearing technologies and services, ensuring every individual can thrive in a world of sound.

Equity Statement

Over the years, the Dallas Hearing Foundation (DHF) has steadfastly upheld a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, principles that are embedded in all facets of our operations. Our approach encompasses our board, staff, and, most importantly, our beneficiary recipients. DHF offers assistance without discrimination. We serve patients of all creed, race, ethnic background, nations of origin, ages and genders. We adhere to an application process that does not ask for the applicant's race or ethnicity and gender is non-determinant of consideration. Our application considers financial need in line with the HUD low-income guidelines for Dallas County. This criterion ensures that our support reaches those who need it most, regardless of their background.

DHF prides itself on serving a diverse community of recipients. This inclusive philosophy is mirrored by our board and staff, who represent a broad spectrum of experiences and perspectives including female board members and a board member with a disability. Through this approach, we strive not only to provide hearing solutions and support but also to foster an environment where diversity is celebrated, inclusion is the norm, and equity is the goal, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to experience the world of sound.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Dallas Hearing Foundation

Tax id (EIN)

75-2695561

Guidestar

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Hispanic or Latinx, Black or African American

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

7777 Forest Lane C-A94 PMB 143
Dallas, TX 75230