Need a hearing aid? 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 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 and other volunteers get together and organise a working bee to clean and test for suitability all the donated hearing aids.  As well as working we do turn it into a fun time.

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.
Follow up support is provided for all Recycled Sound clients.
Find out more about the community need for recycled hearing aids.