The Project

The World Health Organisation – Why Recycle Hearing Aids?

The World Health Organisation 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.


Donate a Hearing Aid to Help

Our Lions Club supports this international Lions project where used hearing aids are donated, refurbished and provided to those who need them all over the world. Thousands of hearing aids are collected every year for this purpose.

If you would like to donate your hearing aids, please post them to:

PO Box 139
Walkerville SA 5081

Or you can drop them off to:

Forerunner Computer Systems
46 North East Road
Walkerville SA 5081

man having hearing aid checked