The Let Them Hear Foundation helps hearing-impaired individuals to H.E.A.R., specifically those lacking adequate access to funding and healthcare resources. LTHF provides Hearing services for underprivileged American youth; Education for professional and public sectors per cochlear implant hearing healthcare issues and practices; Access development for under-served persons through insurance advocacy and overseas medical missionary efforts; and Research concerning treatment for ear disease and function. Founded by world leader in ear surgery Dr. Joseph Roberson, M.D., LTHF operates in conjunction with the California Ear Institute in Northern California.
Since its inception in 2003, Let Them Hear has trained leading doctors from 17 different countries, including two-thirds of the cochlear implant surgeons in China. It has coached nearly 1,000 clinicians and school teachers. And since 2006, LTHF has achieved healthcare coverage for 126 million Americans formerly denied it. That is over 50% of those insured in America.