• Hearing Aids Recycling Scheme with The Lions Club

    Hearing aids recycling scheme

    We regularly recycle used hearing aids by donating them to the Lions Club for their hearing aid recycling scheme. This allows the Lions Club to provide affordable hearing aids for hard-of-hearing individuals who have limited financial resources.

    The Lions ClubThe World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 278 million people around the world have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears. But less than 10% of those people will ever get hearing aids because annual production doesn’t go anywhere near meeting the demand. 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 ofen experience difficulty in obtaining and keeping employment. Both children and adults may suffer from social isolation as a result of hearing impairment.

    Hearing aid recycling – how the scheme works

    Hearing aids recycling bin for the Lions ClubLions collect hearing aids and send them to regional Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Centers. The centres utilise donated hearing aids in various ways:

    • Lions may partner with participating hearing care professionals who refurbish donated hearing aids to fit the individual needs of the recipient.
    • Lions may provide a team of hearing care professionals or volunteers with a supply of donated hearing aids that have been repaired and refurbished for use during a health care mission to a developing nation.
    • Lions may give donated hearing aids to participating manufacturers who issue credit to the Lions for all useful parts. This credit value is then applied towards the purchase of new hearing aids for persons who have limited ability to pay.

    Lions clubs and Lions hearing foundations collect thousands of hearing aids each year.

    Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Centers utilise 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.

    Hearing aid recycling – where to find out more

    Next time you’re at one of our hearing clinics we’d be happy to tell you more about our hearing aid recycling scheme. You can also find out more information at the Lions Club website or you can get in touch via our contact form.  

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  • Niaz Maharoof says:Reply
    September 18, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I lost the hearing aid I had been using and now I have much difficulty hearing. If there is a doner for a pair of hearing aid, please contact me.
    Niaz Maharoof,

  • Carol Wride says:Reply
    January 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    I have a pair of Phonak digital hearing aids which I would like to recycle, how can I do this please? I am based in Leeds

  • Help In Hearing says:Reply
    February 18, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Hi Carol, probably the best thing would be to contact your local Lions Club – the website for the Leeds club is https://leeds.lionsclub.co/. They should be able to tell you where you can donate your hearing aids. Failing that, your local audiologist may also be able to help.

  • Jackie Sheils says:Reply
    April 16, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I have a pair of Siemens hearing aids complete with case.
    They belonged to my lady mother. Can you suggest where I can donate them?

    • Help In Hearing says:Reply
      June 22, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Hi Jackie, if you live near one of our clinics in Marlow or Farnham Common, you could drop them off here and we can send them off. Or you could contact your local Lions Club. Thanks.

  • Peggy says:Reply
    June 5, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    My late Father in law as quite a few in ear hearing aids and batteries we are sorting his belongings out and it seems a shame to throw them in bin. We live in Chesterfield area

    • Help In Hearing says:Reply
      June 22, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Hi Peggy, if you contact a hearing clinic or audiologist in your local area, I’m sure they’d be able to point you in the direction of a suitable recycling facility. We are local to Buckinghamshire.

  • Susan deakin says:Reply
    June 22, 2020 at 9:04 am

    I have several pairs of heating aids and very many old spectacles for recycling. I am near Diss / bury st Edmunds – do you have a recycling facility nearby (or Near Tadworth in Surrey)

    ThNk you

    • Help In Hearing says:Reply
      June 22, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Hi Susan, thanks for getting in touch. Our clinics are based in Buckinghamshire, but I would imagine any hearing clinic in your area would be able to point you in the direction of a suitable recycling facility near you. I’m sure they’d be delighted to receive your items.

  • Peter Corbett says:Reply
    August 26, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I have specs 6 pairs to give, could you tell me where to take them? I am near Clacton Essex but their info site is off.

  • Peter Corbett says:Reply
    August 26, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I have 6 pair glasses and hearing aid lots of batteries, post code CO13 0LD Essex UK near Clacton on sea please let me know where to give these to

  • Brian Coogan says:Reply
    September 26, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I have a top of the range Widex SV series hearing aids I no longer need. Do the Lions club still recycle them, and if so where would I be able to do so?


    • Gilly Wright says:Reply
      September 29, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Brian
      If you send them to us in an envelope marked “unwanted aids” we can send them on a company that fits hearing aids worldwide for people in need. Our address is Help in Hearing, Blackpond Lane, Farnham Common SL2 3ER. Many thanks