The Hearing Aids She Needed
Jacqueline first heard about Northwest Access Fund during a meeting at her apartment building, when social workers shared information on organizations that offered services to seniors. At the time, she was “in dire need of hearing aids and could not afford good ones.”
Jacqueline had learned the hard way that not all hearing aids would fit her needs. While employed, she had purchased a set of hearing aids that were expensive but worked for her level of hearing loss. After retiring, she lost a hearing aid and did not have the income necessary to replace it. Jacqueline instead bought another, less expensive set of hearing aids but had to return them when they did not work well enough for her.
She was excited to learn that funding from Northwest Access Fund could help her get better hearing aids. She says she “could not have afforded them without the money from the Access Fund.”
Jacqueline enjoyed working with Northwest Access Fund so much that she frequently tells the residents of her apartment building about the fund. “It’s a wonderful opportunity if you don’t have a lot of money and need some help with technology, whether it’s hearing aids or a laptop. It’s just a phenomenal opportunity.”