How it works

Photo of testing hearing aids
At Recycled Sound we're proud of our role in collecting hearing aids.
Collection is the first part of a professionally planned recycling and reuse process which includes:
  • donation
  • preparation
  • assessment and fitting
  • training and support for clients
Hearing aid recycling starts with your...


Recycled Sound encourages you to drop off or post your hearing aids (find out how to donate).


Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Toorak and other volunteers get together and organise a working bee to clean all the donated hearing aids.  As well as working we do turn it into a fun time.
The hearing aids are then ready to be reprogrammed for the Recycled Sound clients.
Client assessment and fitting
Each client has their hearing tested and assessed to determine the type of hearing aid needed, and programming it will require. Read some of their stories.
If necessary, mould impressions may be taken for those clients who need them. We take the time to search through the range of donated hearing aids to find the right fit for each client, this ensures that each person is fitted with the best aid.
Once the right hearing aid is found, we program it to meet its new owners specific needs and each client is fitted with their new hearing aid - the most rewarding part of the process. Finally, we offer...

Support and training for clients

Before sending any client home with their recycled hearing aid, we provide the client with training on how best to use and look after their hearing aid.
We are always available for support: to answer questions, provide maintenance or to reprogramme the recycled hearing aid.
Find out more about the community need for recycled hearing aids.