Lions Hearing Foundation of Western Australia Inc
LIONS HEARING FOUNDATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC.
· Lions Hearing Foundation a projects of the Lions Clubs in WA
· Formed in 1977
· Serves as a charitable service to work in the field of hearing conservation and to help the hearing impaired and deaf people in particular those who could not otherwise afford what is required
· We try to increase the public awareness of disorders of the ear and auditory system and encourage the improvement of services for the hearing impaired people in general.
· With the mutual support and co-operation of the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA), we assist the expansion and development of audiological and medical services in respect of both treatment and prevention for the hearing impaired persons at the Lions Hearing Clinics.
· There are now 5 permanent Lions Hearing Clinics and one visiting clinic located across the Perth Metropolitan area.
· Locations include Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, the ESIA building at Subiaco, Winthrop, Joondalup, Mt Lawley and Swan Districts Hospital.
· The Lions Hearing Dogs, situated in Hahndorf, South Australia, supply dogs for the hearing impaired.
· They also supply a number of FM Systems to be used in Year 1 Primary Schools to help children with hearing problems.
· We also collect used hearing aids to be used by the WA Hearing Bank for people who cannot afford to pay for aids or that our required to be sent abroad.
· The Hearing Foundation also finances the Lions Hearing Screening Bus which visits community events in Western Australia testing patient hearing free of charge.
The Lions Hearing Foundation was formed in 1977 to serve as a charitable service orientated Lions Foundation in the State of Western Australia. Its objects are to work in the field of hearing conservation and to help the hearing impaired and deaf people.
We try to increase the public awareness of disorders of the ear and auditory system and encourage the improvement of services for hearing impaired people in general. We also support the expansion of primary and secondary education facilities for hearing impaired children throughout the State of Western Australia. With the mutual support and co-operation of the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA), we assist the expansion and development of audiological and medical services in respect of both treatment and prevention for hearing impaired persons throughout the State at the Lions Hearing Clinics (LHC).
The Foundation also sponsors children’s hearing tests conducted at the LHC and subsidises hearing tests children whose parents hold a Commonwealth Health Card with the child’s name on it A hearing tests cost $95 and the LHF pays $52.50 of this cost. A full audiological test costs $380 with the LHF paying 50%. Donations received from Clubs during the year help with these costs. In the last financial year we funded $17,000 for these tests.
The Hearing Dogs, situated in Hahndorf, South Australia supply dogs for the hearing impaired. They also supply a number of FM Systems to be used in primary schools. These are supplied and fitted free of charge to schools who have a child in Year 1 suffering from hearing loss or, sometimes, a child suffering symptoms similar to ADHD. These children greatly benefit from these systems. If you know of a 1st year primary school child who has these problems, please let your District Hearing Chairman know.
The Lions Hearing Foundation is the proud owner of our Screening Bus and we thank the Clubs of Western Australia for supporting our fund raising efforts. The bus visits community events testing peoples hearing levels free of charge. To book the bus for your events please contact Lionshf@gmail.com
The Foundation also collects used ‘behind the ear’ aids so that they can either be sent abroad or used in WA for people who cannot afford to pay for hearing Aids. Hearing Aids can be forwarded to the Lions Hearing Foundation at PO Box 159, Greenwood, 6924, any Lions Hearing Clinic or directly to the ESIA, Level 2, 1 Salvado Road, Subiaco.
The LHF has just introduced an Award, The Arthur &Lorna Dodd Award for Clubs to present to deserving members .This is a beautiful crystal glass freestanding award engraved with the members name. For further information please contact the secretary on Lionshf@gmail.com
Foundation Chairperson Cristina Smelt with the State Finalist of The Youth of the Year Project in front of the Foundations Screening Bus.