About HIKE

“…that every child with joy may hear…” – Blake

Process, function or power of perceiving sound.


Children of all races, creed, or color.

Providing or equipping gratuitously.

The HIKE Fund, Inc. is a not for profit charity incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt charity. The Fund is the continuing philanthropic project of Job’s Daughters International. It is fully staffed by unpaid volunteers from throughout the United States and Canada. Total operating expenses are less than 5%. The purpose of the Fund is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing losses between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimated 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.

Children are eligible to receive a grant providing the need is verified by a prescription fromCustom hearing aid an audiologist or physician. The HIKE Fund, Inc. is administered by a Board of Directors composed of individuals from the fields of Audiology, Business, Education, Labor, Law and Medicine. The Fund has awarded many types of devices including, but not limited to, hearing aids, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems, and specialized sports equipment, to aid children with hearing loss in communication.

Donations can be made online! Please send checks to: The HIKE Fund, Inc. (U.S. Tax ID No. 36–3406438), c/o John Hauser, HIKE Board Executive Secretary, 530 Elliott Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-0202. Please include a Donation Form with your financial contribution. Questions can be emailed to: johnhauser11@gmail.com.

2 thoughts on “About HIKE

  1. Hello HIKE, My name is Darin Sanden. I am a Master Mason and current Master of Yucca Valley Lodge#802 Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California. I am also a Hearing Aid Specialist for Miracle Ear of Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Yucca Valley CA. I have been wondering which organization associated with Masonry supported Hearing Health for kids… I am very excited to find this wonderful Charity that is supported by Job’s Daughters International. I have signed up to follow you and will be looking forward to email updates from you. I am not an Audiologist, I am however a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser in CA. I am curious if you ever use an HD licensed person for dispensing or if you only utilize Audiologists for the purpose of fitting and dispensing Hearing Devices. Thank you for all you are doing to help kids hear the world around them. PS, I am also a Shriner and value the charitable work done to help kids live a fuller happier life.

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