Saying goodbye to old fashioned brick and mortar clinics has led to many benefits at Island-owned Ears To You. Not just for their clients and staff, but for the communities they work in as well.
“Being a mobile service has many perks,” says Jeff Campbell, owner of Ears To You. “We’re able to reach individuals with mobility issues, visit rural areas that otherwise would not have easy access to hearing care and our company has been able to grow quite quickly. But one of the best perks has been that lower overhead costs allow us to give more back to the Island community, through our Hearing Health Check Day fundraising events.”
Hearing Health Check Days
Ears To You has formed many strong relationships with local organizations, non-profits and care facilities in communities across Vancouver Island and works with them to organize Hearing Health Check Days. At many of these hearing test events, Ears To You donates $25 per complimentary hearing test back to the organization hosting the event.
“We’ve been hosting our Hearing Health Check Day fundraising events for quite a while now and they’ve been a huge success,” Campbell says. “They’re really a win-win for everyone involved. We get to maximize our time by doing multiple hearing tests at one location in a single day, the individuals we test get the benefit of our complimentary hearing checks and the organization gets much-needed funding to better serve their community.”
While Ears To You hearing tests are always complimentary, participants who show signs of needing hearing support can get fitted for hearing aids the same day.
“We’ve hosted many of these events at Broadmead Care in Victoria and raised a large sum of money for them during each visit,” Campbell says. “We’ve also been able to help many of their residents through these events as well, with hearing aids and assistive listening devices which improve their overall quality of life.”
Ears To You has hosted their Hearing Health Check Fundraisers all across the Island, working with rural First Nation communities, pensioner organizations, the Victoria Cool-aid society and most recently with Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army in Parksville. That day, they donated $25 per individual hearing test to the Parksville soup kitchen run by Salvation Army.
Those interested in organizing a Hearing Health Check Day with Ears To You can contact their Vancouver Island office at 250-619-5746. For more information about Ears To You visit them online here or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.