What's going on in AUDIENT?

* Over 50 new providers have joined the AUDIENT program in 2008.


* Since January, 34 states have provided hearing aids to patients through AUDIENT.

Thank you for your continued support of our program!



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We'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to learn more about how the AUDIENT program works, please send us your questions at or give us a call at 1-877-283-4368.


We appreciate your feedback and will make every effort to report on your comments or ideas in future newsletters!




Issue: # 4





AUDIENT is very happy to publish our fourth newsletter. We hope that our newsletters help keep us in your mind. Taking a look at our referrals for clients that purchased hearing aids through AUDIENT last month, we saw that a third of our clients found out about our program through their hearing care provider. It is due to this outreach that these individuals are able to receive hearing care that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

We are constantly impressed by the dedication of those in the hearing care world spreading the word about our program. We always ask our clients how they found out about our program and the list of our supporters is constantly growing. Recently, one of our applicants told us that she'd found out about us by picking up our brochure at a senior day at her local casino!

We appreciate the support you've given us and encourage you to continue telling those in need about our program! 

Please give potential AUDIENT patients our phone number 1-877-AUDIENT and we will send them an application. You may also have them download an application on our website (

Visit the AUDIENT booth and say hello!

AUDIENT will be attending the following upcoming conferences:

June 2-4
Partners Building Bridges with the US Dept of Education
Rochester, NY

June 11-14
Hearing Loss Association of America Convention
Reno, Nevada

Please stop by to introduce yourself and pick up some AUDIENT materials!

What are AUDIENT patients saying about our program?

"I can once again participate more fully in conversation, watch TV with volume at a normal setting, and actually perceive the direction of sound, not to mention just being aware of and being able to participate in life going on around me."

-- Shari, Bremerton, WA

"I want to thank AUDIENT for helping my mother, Miriam Stull, to get hearing aids. She's had them about two weeks and is doing well with them. What a difference! Happily, at our Christmas celebration, she'll be part of our conversation because she'll hear what is being said. She adjusted to them much better than I thought she would."

-- Janet, Upper Black Eddy, PA

"My old hearing aids, which were purchased some 10 years previous, no longer could provide for my hearing loss.... Fortunately I happened to read an article about the AUDIENT program in a local paper. Feeling I had nothing to lose, I sent [AUDIENT] an email. The result? I filled out the forms that you sent me and within a very short period of time, I received new affordable hearing aids. Oh how wonderful it is to hear!"

-- Dennis, Bradenton, FL

AUDIENT Staffing Update

Mike Langhout, founder of AUDIENT, has stepped out of his role as president and taken on an important advisory position on the Board of Trustees. Sharon Kerpel has become Director of Operations after helping Mike develop the program since its inception.

We're proud to announce that Marsha Rastatter has received a promotion to Program Services Coordinator. She is responsible for helping hearing aid candidates and hearing care providers go through the AUDIENT program.

We're pleased to introduce Casey Tart, our new Program Services Administrator. She's here to answer your questions about the program, assess the incoming applications, and coordinate the creation and mail-out of AUDIENT materials. Give her a call if you need more brochures or have suggestions for future newsletters!



AUDIENT moved together with SightLife and the Northwest Lions Foundation to our new location on South Lake Union, into a "green" building in a growing neighborhood of Seattle. We love it!  Come to visit if you are in town. 

221 Yale Avenue N., STE 450
Seattle, WA 98109



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