Lions clubs and Lions hearing foundations collect thousands of hearing aids each year. Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Centers utilize donated hearing aids in various ways as a means to provide hearing aids for those in need. Lions operate voluntarily with the support of public donations, individual member contributions, and Lions Clubs International Foundation grants. 100% of public donations to Lions clubs is used for charitable causes – no money goes towards administrative expenses.
If you would like to make a donation, you can contact our office at 573-875-HEAR (4327) or Jane Young with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation at 573-882-9110.
The World Health Organization estimates that 278 million people worldwide have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears. Yet, current annual production of hearing aids is estimated to meet less
than 10% of global need. The poor are especially affected because they are unable to afford the preventative care necessary to avoid hearing loss, or hearing aids to improve their hearing.
Hearing impairment and deafness are serious disabilities that can impose heavy social and economic burdens on individuals, families,
communities and countries.
Children with hearing impairment often experience delayed development of speech and language skills, which may result in slow
learning and difficulty in school.
Adults who are hard of hearing often experience difficulty in
obtaining and keeping employment. Both children and adults may suffer from social isolation as a result of hearing impairment.
-World Health Organization