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Lucas Horan and his mother, Sandy Horan. Submitted photo.

(Editor’s note: It was originally reported to AMD that ucas lived in Auburn. Lucas lives in Uxbridge.  His local Beltone representative is located in Auburn at the Auburn Mall.)

Lucas Horan, a 14-year-old Uxbridge resident, is the latest recipient of hearing aids through The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donates hearing aids to those who are in need, and are unable to access them. Both individuals and organizations are eligible to receive assistance from the Foundation through direct nominations to Beltone or at one of its over 1,500 locations across North America.

“Beltone has always had the mission of helping the world hear better through our products and professional hearing care services, said Beltone President, Todd Murray. “This Foundation gives us a new path to achieve this mission by helping deserving individuals and organizations in their communities enrich their quality of life.”

Diagnosed with hearing loss at 3 months of age, Lucas currently has a moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. Without hearing aids, Lucas cannot hear his teachers, coaches and cars approaching while at the bus stop. Since he is very active in Boy Scouts and other school and community activities, Lucas’ mom is concerned about Lucas not being able to hear while participating in activities which and presents a potentially dangerous situation.

Horan’s hearing aids are eight years old and are frequently in need of repair. His mother made numerous attempts to have health insurance cover the cost of new hearing aids but unfortunately was told that such coverage does not include cosmetic products.

Thanks to Beltone’s Beltone Hearing Care Foundation, Horan was recently fit with a set of new hearing aids.

“We are so appreciative of Beltone’s generosity. They did such an amazing thing for my son and it has helped him hear everyday life so much better,” stated Sandy Horan. “He just loves them, and they are making a huge difference in his life.”

Throughout its 75 year history, Beltone has helped enrich the quality of life for countless hearing impaired individuals in the United States and around the world. By combining new technologies and superior care, the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation will give many more people the opportunity to hear. For more information, please visit www.beltone.com