Grace Hearing Center is a nonprofit hearing center providing hearing healthcare to low-income adults and under-served children in Tucson. Our goal is for no one to be prevented from the fullness of life due to hearing loss.
Our mission is to help individuals reach and realize their potential by restoring their hearing while providing them opportunities to reconnect with the community through the Circle of Giving mode.
We are not a free clinic.
We operate on a reduced fee, sliding scale basis to make our services affordable. We rely on the support of our community through grants, donations, corporate sponsorship and volunteers to make our programs sustainable. In return, our unique Circle of Giving model gives our patients the opportunity to give back to the community through volunteer hours. For every hearing aid our patients receive through Grace Hearing Center, they return a designated amount of volunteer hours to their community. This is our way of saying “thank you” to the funders and donors that make it possible for our patients to receive the “Gift of Hearing.”
Circle of Giving Model
We believe so passionately in the power of community that we have implemented a Circle of Giving model into our patient care that puts our mission into action.
As a nonprofit, people often assume that we are a “Free” hearing clinic. While we offer free hearing screenings for general prevention and awareness for the community, we do not offer full audiology services or hearing aids for free.
We reduce our fees and then utilize a sliding scale fee system to further reduce costs for those with even lower income than others which makes our hearing aids and services affordable for everyone.
We’ve taken it one step further.
We rely on donations, grants, volunteers, and other means of support to provide services and treatment for our patients. In exchange for this generous public support, patients who qualify financially and are in need of hearing devices sign a VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT form to give back their time and talents to others. They commit to completing a specified number of service hours within their community for either other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, churches, or schools as a way to “give back” to the community that is providing them with the “Gift of Hearing.”
This is our way of saying “thank you” to our community for making it possible for our patients to receive the “Gift of Hearing.” Our Circle of Giving puts our motto into action!
The Audiology Project
Grace Hearing Center is starting the Arizona cohort of The Audiology Project. We will be working with the CDC and the Diabetes Association to get Audiology Medical Management Services listed for hearing exams, as well as automatic referrals from physicians. For more information, please visit the website for The Audiology Project: