Help Us Hear
We believe everyone should have access to quality ear care to enjoy the fullness life has to offer.
The Ear Research Foundation provides care for individuals with hearing or balance disorders who are uninsured, under insured, and demonstrate significant financial need. Call us at (941) 365-0367.
Ear Research Foundation provides free hearing screening for preschools, back-to-school events, at health fairs, civic events, and for non-profit partners serving children, adults, and seniors.
An annual hearing screening is recommended as a continuing practice to maintain good hearing health.
We have screened over 39,000 children, adults, and seniors for hearing problems since the inception of the program in 2004.
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We Care About Your Ears!
The Ear Research Foundation recognizes that hearing issues present challenges during a child’s development. Vital years of learning are jeopardized if a child’s hearing loss goes undetected.
Call us at (941) 365-0367.We are firm believers in early intervention at any age. The ultimate goal is to identify hearing loss early, so that a child’s development is not interrupted or delayed and an adult's work, activities, or potential cognitive function is not negatively impacted.
The hearing tests are provided onsite at your school, center, or facility.
For preschoolers, the test consists of oto-acoustic emissions where the screener holds a hand-held piece of equipment (similar to an ear thermometer) to the child’s ear. Older children, adults and seniors may receive a more in-depth screening. If any person tested fails a hearing screening, they will receive a recommendation to visit to their doctor, ENT, or be seen at the Ear Research Foundation's Community Clinic, in partnership with Silverstein Institute, for further testing and treatment.
Schedule a School or Event Screening Today! Call us at (941) 365-0367.
Thank you to hearing screening volunteers and philanthropic supporters!
Flanzer Hearing Outreach Program
The Flanzer Hearing Outreach Program began in December 2004 with a generous donation to the Ear Research Foundation from Gloria and Louis Flanzer. The Flanzers donated a $50,000 for the purpose of providing free hearing tests for children in Sarasota County.