My name is gabe Ades, i am COLLECTING hearing aids for people that need them but can’t AFFORD them.

My story

My name is Gabriel Ades and I have a unilateral hearing loss. When I was five years old I had a surgery to remove a Cholesteatoma from my right ear. A Cholesteatoma is a type of cyst that eats at the bones in the inner ear. A year later I had another surgery to make sure that the Cholesteatoma was removed and to put in a titanium implant. Then when i was about 7 i got my Phonak hearing aid because the implant was too small for my ear. A year or so, after that I wanted to have a surgery to put in a new implant because I didn't want my hearing aid anymore. After the surgery, we found out the implant was still not working, so I still needed my hearing aid. I am doing this project for my Bar Mitzvah which is the coming of age in Judaism. A Bar Mitzvah project is when you do something to give back to the community.


If you would like to make a donation to support the Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) and help them refurbish hearing aids click here!

So far we have raised: $741


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What we do

We collect hearing aids to donate to Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) where they will be refurbished and given to those in need.

So far we have COLLECTED: 45 hearing aids!


our Mission

What we are trying to do is get hearing aids to those who are less fortunate and can’t afford them. We are donating them to the organization Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) where they will refurbish them and distribute them to people in need!


About me

My name is Gabriel Ades I am 12 years old and have a hearing aid in my right ear. I am collecting hearing aids for the less fortunate. I live with my dog named Bear and my parents Sharon and David. I love to play games, do art, and to read books. I am in middle school and am great at math.


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"it is not the hearing that improves life, but the listening."

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