Address for Hearing Aids
Post from anywhere in New Zealand or the world to:
PO Box 94
Contact us, if you or someone you know in your country, needs a hearing aid.
Here’s what MEND needs
- We accept ALL new and used hearing aids for reuse with our partners and centres in developing countries.
- We like all older analogue model hearing aids.
- We accept digital hearing aids and we have these reprogrammed by audiologists.
What Happens to the Hearing Aids?
We are experts in re-purposing and reusing secondhand hearing aids. These are given to children, youth, and adults who live in very destitute circumstances.
It’s heartwarming for us when we see these hearing aids help our patients hear for the very first time. In a lot of communities, this means they can go to school, get a job, start a business, and even get married.
Without hearing aids our patients are isolated by their communities with no education and no opportunities.
We support several partners in Nepal and Kashmir in India, called Hope Centres. Our partners reprogramme hearing aids and have easy access to a variety of batteries.
Hearing aids are only as good as their batteries and unfortunately, access to batteries is a problem in East Africa. So we supply pocket model hearing aids to our partners there. These hearing aids use AA or AAA size batteries which are easy to buy.
The only affordable option is importing 3000 at a time from China to East Africa. If you would like to donate towards the cost of this enterprise please click here.
Setting up New Audio Clinics
The hardest clients to fit are those with profound hearing loss. We need to set up audio clinics in many more communities and are also looking for supplies of Light Screening or BC Audiometers.
Contact us if you can help with this enterprise.