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Communications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH)

(Colorado Optimist project)

Harold Leith

2050 Mt Zion Dr Golden, CO 80401-1738 303-278-1204

(Note: the second character is the number Zero, not the letter “O.”)

Sam Bartley

3272 Foxtail Court Colorado Springs, CO 80920-5507 719-282-1227


Working through the Optimist Clubs in Colorado, Mr. Leith collects old hearing aids and has them refurbished by Starkey. In addition, Starkey donates some hearing aids. If a match is found with a donated hearing aid, the aids are free of charge. If a Starkey model is used, there will be a variable fee, usually ranging from $100-$200. Once the fee is received, the hearing aid will be sent to the applicant’s audiologist.


Residents of Colorado and Wyoming must meet income limitations, assessed on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply

Applicants should contact either Mr. Leith or Mr. Bartley. They will receive a list of the current stock of hearing aids and those available from Starkey, and they can then take this list to their audiologists. If any of the aids are a good solution for their hearing loss, the appropriate hearing aid will be sent to the audiologist for fitting.