Sertoma Hearing Aid Recipient Program

Co-Chairs:  Pat Wainscott & Bill White


The SHARP program began in 1994 through the efforts of the Lima NoonSertoma, Lima Alco Sertoma, and Wapakoneta Sertoma Clubs.  Until 2006, we gathered, refurbished, and distributed previously owned behind-the-ear hearing aids to needy persons.  For the past few years we have found it increasingly difficult to locate usable hearing aids for our program; so, a new program was instituted to fit new, in-the-ear hearing aids to our approved applicants.  The new hearing aid has a one year manufacturer’s warranty.


The SHARP program is designed to help people that are financially unable to purchase a hearing aid, and are ineligible for other social programs.

There is never a shortage of people with hearing impairment.  Did You Know…

  • 28 Million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, but only 1 in 5 actually seek treatment for this communication disorder.
  • For those who are employed and have hearing loss, job performance can be reduced, as can alertness and safety.
  • 3 in 10 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss.
  • 1 in 6 baby boomers (ages 41-59) have a hearing problem.

 Here’s How it Works!

  • Applicant must submit an application including financial information to be considered for the program.
  • A small fee of $50.00 is charged to each approved applicant.
  • A hearing evaluation, performed by an audiologist, must be done to determine the degree and configuration of the hearing loss.
  • A medical examination by a physician may be needed, if medically necessary.
  • Recipient will be fit with the most appropriate hearing aid.
  • Recipient will be seen for follow-up appointments and adjustments for up to one year.

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