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For 10 years, a Bloomfield Hills
couple has worked to see that box-
es of reconditioned hearing aids
continually arrive at Hadassah
Hospital's Ein Karem Speech and
Hearing Center in Jerusalem.
Phyllis and Albert Newman,
who fund an endowment in pedi-
atric audiology at the hospital, re-
ceive hearing aids from around
the country through the Greater
Detroit Chapter of Hadassah of-
The hearing aids are restored
for free by a friend of the New-
mans before being sent to Israel.
The Newmans learned about
the need in Israel when govern-
ment and insurance funding for
hearing aids were phased out.
They immediately began this
The couple publicized their
new venture through Hadassah
magazine and have since sent at
least 3,500 hearing aids to Israel.
"It's rewarding to know the
program is doing so well," Ms.
Newman said. "The nice part is
the wonderful notes my husband
gets from people thanking him
for what he is doing."
After reading about the New-
man's collection in Hadassah
magazine, U.S. Sen. Howard
Metzenbaum sent the Newmans
two of his own hearing aids.
"I'm enclosing two that I for-
merly used," wrote the Ohio sen-
ator earlier this year. "I hope
they are helpful, and I wish you
well in your endeavors."
The Newmans receive hear-
ing aids from Hadassah chapters
nationwide and the National As-
sociation for the Homes for the
"The nice part of the project is
continuity," Mrs. Newman said.
"There will always be a need for
hearing aids and that need will
always be answered."
Hearing aids can be sent to
the Greater Detroit Chapter of
Hadassah, 5030 Orchard Lake
Road, West Bloomfield, MI
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