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The Season of Giving: Hear for the Holidays 2023 Now Open for Nominations

by | Nov 14, 2023 | Hear for the Holidays, Patient Resources

As we gather to celebrate the holidays, it’s a time for joy, laughter, and the warm company of family and friends. Yet, for many, it’s a season where the sounds of happiness are muted by the challenges of hearing loss – a condition affecting 1 in 8 individuals. 

Imagine sitting at the holiday dinner, surrounded by loved ones yet struggling to partake in the festive banter, feeling sidelined in a world of muffled cheer.  

This holiday season, Berkeley Hearing Center is reigniting the spirit of giving through our annual Hear for the Holidays giveaway, a tradition that embodies our community-focused ethos and commitment to changing lives through better hearing. 

What We Are Doing 

Berkeley Hearing Center is proud to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the Hear for the Holidays 2023 giveaway. In line with our deep-rooted commitment to serving the community, we’re offering the gift of hearing to someone who truly deserves it.  

The selected nominee will receive a pair of premium prescription hearing aids and comprehensive hearing care, completely complimentary.  

This initiative is more than just a giveaway; it’s an opportunity to empower individuals to experience the joy and connection of the holiday season in full clarity. 

Why We Are Doing It 

Our dedication to the community we serve goes beyond providing exceptional audiological care. We believe in fostering connections, in the power of hearing to strengthen relationships, and in the joy it can bring to everyday moments – especially during the holidays.  

The Hear for the Holidays giveaway is a reflection of our values, a testament to our commitment to making a positive impact, and an extension of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the importance of hearing health.  

We have witnessed firsthand the transformative effect of addressing hearing health, not just on an individual’s well-being but also on their ability to engage with and contribute to the community. 

How to Nominate 

To nominate someone special, visit our nomination page and fill out the form with as much detail as possible. Share the story of the person you believe deserves this gift, detailing the reasons that make them the perfect candidate. Whether they’ve selflessly put others before themselves, faced financial barriers to seeking hearing care, or have long been hoping for a turn of fortune, we want to hear their story.  

Your detailed submissions are crucial – they bring to light the unique circumstances and merits of each nominee, helping us make a well-informed and heartfelt decision. 

Nominations will close on November 30, 2023. Our team will then thoughtfully review each story and select a winner to be announced soon after.  

The chosen recipient will be invited to Berkeley Hearing Center for a comprehensive hearing assessment and will be fitted with their new hearing aids, ensuring they can savor every note of the holiday season as they truly deserve. 

The Gift of Hearing Is the Gift of Connection 

We do this not just to fit a pair of hearing aids but to fit a lifestyle, to mend the fabric of the community, and to ensure that everyone has the chance to hear the joys of life’s celebrations.  

Let’s come together this holiday season to give the gift of hearing, the gift of participation, and the gift of a holiday filled with laughter and love. 

Your nominations have the power to change someone’s life. Let’s make this holiday season one to remember – for good luck, good deeds, and good hearing.  

Good luck to all nominees, and may this holiday bring the gift of hearing to someone who truly makes a difference in our community. 

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John Chakan

How did I get here? That’s an interesting story. I was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. I dreamed of being a professional baseball player (Go Yankees!), but my promising career was cut short by a condition known as “not being good enough.” When I wasn’t playing baseball (or soccer or football or basketball) as a kid, I was spending my summers attending, and then working at, a summer camp in Northern California on a livestock ranch. While it might seem a bit incongruous for a suburban New Yorker to spend his summers milking cows, chopping wood, and canoeing down the Russian River, I fell in love with the interconnected community of summer camp, and I also fell in love with California.

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