Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP)
The need is great. The World Health Organization estimates that 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. Yet, current annual production of hearing aids meets less than 10% of the global need. The Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP) enables Lions to provide affordable hearing aids for individuals with limited financial resources.
Hearing Aid Recycling Program Centers
Lions currently maintain hearing aid recycling centers in Canada and in the United States. View a list of the recycling program centers.
HARP Collection Resources
Resources are available for your club to promote hearing aid recycling and increase public participation in your community.
- Hearing Aid Recycling Brochure (informational handout for the public)
- Large and Small Hearing Aid Recycling decals
Lions club and district officers can place an order for materials.
HARP Promotional Resources
- Sample Press Release
- Public Relations Chairperson Guide
- Use Social Media and Online Tools
- Report Your Project
Establish a Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Program Center (HARP)
Here are some general guidelines for forming a new Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Program Center (HARP):
- Determine support of a new Lions HARP from the established medical community, e.g. an audiologist or hearing care professional.
- Determine support from your club, district or multiple district.
- Follow Board Policy for the Lions Clubs International Hearing Aid Recycling Program.
- Determine a budget for the ongoing operation of a Lions HARP.
- Contact the Legal Division at Lions Clubs International for authorization to use the Lions name and/or emblem.
- Contact the Health & Children’s Services Department for information.
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