Hearing Health Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families


575 Eighth AveSuite 1201New York, NY 10018 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Hearing Health Foundation is the largest private funder of hearing research, with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research. Since 1958 Hearing Health Foundation has given away millions of dollars to hearing and balance research, including work that led to cochlear implant technology and now through the Hearing Restoration Project is working on a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus. Hearing Health Foundation also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource on hearing loss and related technology, research, and products. For more information visit: www.hhf.org



Since 1958, our grantees have become leaders in hearing research, with many later receiving important federal grants. Former grantees make up 20% of recipients of the prestigious Association for Research in Otolaryngology Award of Merit.

The work of our grantees has led to many of today’s standard treatments, such as cochlear implants, treatments for otitis media (ear infections) and surgical therapy for otosclerosis.

Now our Hearing Restoration Project is on the brink of developing a genuine cure for most forms of acquired hearing loss by regenerating the inner ear hair cells that enable hearing.

After living with substantial hearing loss for many years, a young woman named Collette Ramsey Baker suddenly regained a significant amount of her hearing through a procedure called fenestration. In gratitude, she founded the Deafness Research Foundation in 1958. Over the years it has evolved into today’s Hearing Health Foundation.


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