The Lions of Michigan Foundation provides financial assistance and services to help uninsured and financially struggling Michigan residents obtain treatment for hearing and speech impairments.
Please contact your local Lions Club to inquire about help with hearing aids. For contact information, you may use the Lions Club Finder at www.lionsclubs.org.
The Lions of Michigan Foundation also recycles used hearing aids. The hearing aids are sent to hearing aid manufacturers for credit. We use the credits earned to purchase new hearing aids for needy Michigan residents.
Please send your used hearing aids to our office or provide them to your local Lions Club. For more information, call 517-887-6640 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I want to say what a blessing to have had your help in getting the hearing aids for my husband. He had his appointment on February 1, and for the first time in years, he was able to hear me from across the room without me having to shout. It’s wonderful, and he is like a child learning about new sounds. He is a changed person, happy and full of life. He doesn’t just say yes to things or act like he has heard every word, like he did before. I was holding back tears to know that you made our dreams come true. At times, we have just wanted to give up, but now, we have a brighter outlook on life ahead. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts”
“Dear Lions Friends: the frogs are singing, my parakeet’s chatter fills the house, cars whoosh by, clocks tick, lawnmowers purr. It’s spring, and I can hear it all. I can also hear friends and the conversation in small groups. I can tone down the resonant ringing of bell choirs and pipe organs and tune up to the chatter of grandchildren. My desk phone is now so loud, I jump when it rings. I had forgotten that the world is such a noisy place. Thanks to your help, I can count the gift of restored hearing as one my biggest blessings. The only way I can express my appreciation is to say a heartfelt thank you for brining life back to full vibrancy through your gift of hearing aids.”
“I want to thank you for the wonderful gift of hearing aids. I received them about 2 months ago. I had to go back for some adjustments, but after the adjustments, they are working great. I could not have ever gotten anything like these hearing aids on my Social Security income if it weren’t for you and your help. My wife and I thank you so much for filling this great need in both our lives. It is amazing to hear the birds and the people talking, the things I had grown accustomed to not hearing. When I received these aids, I was so amazed at just how much hearing loss I had. I was even learning to read lips to communicate. We are so blessed with your gift to both me and my wife. Thank you again for meeting this need in our lives.”
“My daughter was ready to start Kindergarten, and she needed special digital hearing aids so that she would be able to participate like a normal hearing child. We couldn’t afford the hearing aids that she needed on our own. Thankfully, the local Lions Club and the Lions of Michigan Foundation provided the necessary hearing aids. They worked so well, our daughter thought people were shouting at her.”
“I’m writing on behalf of a client of HearUSA. She has a severe hearing impairment in her right ear, and she is profoundly hearing impaired in her left ear. Basic communication is difficult for her, and safety is a concern. She is in great need of a hearing instrument for her right ear. I hope the Lions can assist her with this need.”
“We want to take this opportunity to thank you one more time for the generous gift you gave my children. They have had their new speech processors for 2 months and have adjusted well to them. Now, we are starting to see improvements in the clarity of their speech. We will never forget what you have helped us accomplish. Every gain Leanna & Mitchell make in the future will be in part based on your kindness.”