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Information for Hearing Chairperson

Information for Hearing Chairperson

Organize Hearing Service Projects

360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. However, current production of hearing aids meets less than 10% of global need.

Hearing influences nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from our ability to earn a living to the quality of our relationships. Better hearing allows people to succeed in school, find good jobs, and participate in their communities. By addressing hearing loss we can promote better health, greater educational attainment, and higher levels of economic productivity.” – Worldwide Hearing.

Organize hearing service projects in your area by becoming a hearing chairperson in your club or district.  Motivate clubs to undertake service projects that:

  • Provide programs and assistance to aid children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Promote awareness of healthy hearing to prevent hearing loss in children and adults.

Club, district and multiple district hearing chairpersons are appointed by the club president, district governor, and council chairperson respectively. By working together, multiple district, district and club hearing chairpersons can organize effective service projects in their communities.

Hearing Chairperson Responsibilities

Set goals:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current hearing projects.
  • Develop goals and an overall plan.
  • Submit the plan for the club president's, the district governor's or the council chairperson's approval.

Communicate goals and project ideas:

  • Inform Lions through the multiple district, district, or club websites, newsletters, or social media accounts.

Incorporate new project ideas:

  • Encourage clubs to share news of their hearing projects.
  • Avoid duplication of local, regional or national programs.
  • Work with local health care professionals to determine community needs and provide the most appropriate resources.

Arrange seminars and workshops:

  • Provide educational resources and information on healthy hearing and prevention of hearing loss.
  • Invite hearing care professionals as speakers to help motivate clubs to participate.
  • Discuss projects that can provide outreach to adults and children in the community who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Solicit feedback:

  • Find out how the hearing chairpersons can further support clubs in planning hearing projects.

Report hearing projects:

  • Share news about hearing projects with the multiple district or district public relations chairperson.
  • Report your project on MyLCI.

Online Resources

A variety of resources are available to assist you in your role as hearing chairperson:

LCIF Grant Funding

Examples of LCIF grants can include: equipping a school for children who are deaf, expanding a camp facility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, or equipping a Lions hearing screening program. Learn more about LCIF grants.

Contact Us

Programs and Service Initiatives
Phone: 630-571-5466
Fax: 630-571-1692
Programs@lionsclubs.org

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