The people behind the eighth annual "Hearing for the Holidays Mission" are looking for local, hearing-impaired candidates. 

The charity gives those who are in financial crisis the gift of hearing through custom-made and fitted hearing aids. 

Candidates can contact Hearing Missions Foundation, a Centers for Hearing Care affiliate, at 330-779-8090. 

Candidates must contact the group by October 30. 

In addition to the hearing devices, selected candidates will receive audiological counseling, a limited supply of batteries, and education on proper operation and care of their new devices. 

"It's not enough for patients to simply receive new hearing aids, each recipient must know how to use and care for their devices," said Dr. Sheryl Figliano, co-founder of Hearing Missions Foundation and President of the Centers for Hearing Care.

Candidates can be any age and must be a current resident of Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana County. They must also be available to receive the devices on December 8. 

Candidates are carefully selected, with eligibility primarily based on financial need.