Hearing loss is a growing problem in the United States. Many of those who need hearing care either go undiagnosed for too long or have difficulty affording the care they need.
The Northwest Lions Foundation has two major programs to promote hearing restoration:
- Our Hearing Aid Bank partners with local Lions Clubs in the Pacific Northwest to provide refurbished hearing aids to those with no ability to pay.
- AUDIENT is a national nonprofit alliance providing income-qualified individuals affordable access to high-quality hearing care and digital hearing aids from leading manufacturers.
Additionally, we support Lions Clubs and other service groups as they seek to help their communities, offering prevention and detection services such as the Lions Health Screening Unit and financial support for additional hearing care through Patient Care Grants and Project Support Grants.
Helpful Hearing Links:
- Hearing Loss Association of America
The nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss. The Hearing Loss Association of America exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support.
- Hearing Loss Association of Washington
This site includes contact information for peer groups in Washington State and news of events organized by this state association and its regional chapters.
- Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
This research supercenter at the University of Washington brings together an interdisciplinary group of investigators to study hearing, hearing loss, and related communication disorders. It facilitates the sharing of ideas and information for the collective advancement of auditory science and patient care.