Hearing Services of Santa Barbara is proud to announce a partnership with the Lions Club Sight and Hearing Foundation to help recycle hearing aids, which helps make essential hearing technology available to hard-of-hearing individuals from low-income families.
Around 278 million people worldwide have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears, according to the World Health Organization. Regardless, current annual production of hearing aids is estimated to meet less than 10% of global need.
That’s where recycling your old hearing aids comes into play.
How Does it Work?
Patients can drop off their old hearing aids at the drop box we have in our office, 5333 Hollister Ave, Suite 165 in Santa Barbara. Lions clubs and Lions hearing foundations collect thousands of recycled hearing aids each year. Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Centers use donated hearing aids in various ways in order to then provide hearing aids for those in need.
Lions operate voluntarily with the support of donations, member contributions and Lions Clubs International Foundation grants. All public donations to Lions clubs are used for charitable causes and no money goes toward administrative expenses.
To learn more about hearing aid upgrades and how to recycle your previous technology, call us at Hearing Services of Santa Barbara today