Employees of Spirit AeroSystems, through the Good Neighbor Fund, have contributed $50,000 for hearing aids for infants and children with hearing loss.
The donation was made to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Hearing Aid Fund for Pediatric Patients.
The money will provide hearing aids for infants and children identified as having significant hearing loss who are without adequate health insurance coverage or the financial means to pay for the devices.
The hearing aid program was created because studies show that intervention and rehabilitation using amplification is critical for speech and language development of hearing-impaired children, according to information from Via Christi Health. With the funding, infants and children are able to be fitted with hearing aids as soon as hearing loss is detected.
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Spirit AeroSystems’ Good Neighbor Fund is an employee-run, nonprofit organization. An employee-elected board of directors determines where the funds will be allocated.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health serves 64 counties in south-central and western Kansas.