Used or unwanted cochlear implants and accessories in any condition are gratefully accepted as donations by The Center for Hearing and Speech. If you have a cochlear implant device or accessories that you are not using and they are in good shape, we may be able to refurbish them and use them as loaner devices for the children in our programs.

Some of our donated cochlear implants are also employed as teaching tools, either in demonstrations for parents and professionals, or in presentations to the public and at various universities.

Who are our cochlear implant donors?

    •    The relatives of cochlear implant users who have passed away
    •    People who have upgraded to a new device and no longer want to keep their old technology

What are the tax benefits?

Your hearing aid donation is valued at is the fair market value at the time of the gift. In order to determine the value of your donation, you will need to contact the manufacturer of your hearing aid. We will mail you a receipt confirming the number of hearing aids donated along with the provided fair market value.

Where to mail them or drop them off?

Please package and mail the cochlear implant and or accessories  you wish to donate, along with your name and address, to:

Dr. Jennifer Wickesberg
The Center for Hearing and Speech
3636 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77019

Please feel free to stop by and drop them off as well.