Helen Keller National Center received $22,000 donation from Widex USA

Helen Keller National Center received $22,000 donation from Widex USA
Widex USA recently donated $22,000 to the Helen Keller National Center as part of the company’s ongoing mission to improve the lives of people with hearing loss. Surrounded by colleagues from both organizations, Widex USA President Jeff Geigel (center) presents Helen Keller National Center Executive Director Susan Ruzenski with a check at Widex USA’s Hauppauge, NY, headquarters. (Photo by Jim Lennon)

Widex USA recently donated $22,000 to the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, a division of Helen Keller Services, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to helping people communicate and connect.

A special Widex USA promotion was held during the holiday season through the end of January that saw a portion of the proceeds for every pair of sold Widex Evoke hearing aids to benefit the national center.

Authorized by an act of Congress in 1967, Helen Keller National Center is headquartered in Sands Point and provides comprehensive vocational and independent living training to youths and adults who are deaf-blind.

“Over the past 52 years, we have witnessed many advancements that have improved access to communication and information for individuals who are deaf-blind,” Susan Ruzenski, executive director of the Helen Keller National Center, said. “Widex is a great example of how technology can enhance the quality of life for people with hearing loss. Thanks to this generous donation, we will purchase an array of updated adaptive equipment that will help participants in our programs gain marketable skills for employment as well as skills to live as independent and active members of their communities. We thank Widex and its supporters for making a difference and helping HKNC to offer the best training opportunities for individuals who are deaf-blind.”

Widex USA initiated the promotion to commemorate the success of its bestselling line of hearing aids, Widex Evoke, and to give thanks to the audiology community, its partners, and customers for their support in making Widex Evoke a success.

“The response to our campaign was overwhelming,” Jeff Geigel, president and CEO of Widex USA said. “I’d like to personally thank everyone who helped make this donation possible. Not only did we reach our $20,000 goal, we exceeded it! This response truly demonstrates the commitment and dedication of the hearing loss community and we’re happy and honored to be a part of it.”

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