Sight and Hearing
Hearing Screenings – How Lions Can Help
To provide individuals with knowledge about possible hearing loss, Lions clubs often arrange hearing screenings in their communities.
To organize a free hearing screening for the public:
Select a date that does not conflict with other community events.
- Secure a location for the hearing screening. Schools, libraries, houses of worship, community centers or homes for the elderly are among the possible locations. Obtain legal clearance/permits from local authorities.
- Arrange for medical equipment and medical personnel. Government health departments, universities, hospitals, or private physicians often agree to perform free public screenings.
- Provide advance publicity to local news outlets. Post flyers throughout the community informing the public about the date and location of the free hearing screening.
On the day of the screening, Lions can:
Organize the screening room.
- Provide free transportation for persons who lack access.
- Assist with record-keeping functions.
After the screening, Lions can:
Send letters of appreciation to persons involved in the screening. This includes healthcare professionals who donated time, community centers that provided a venue, and medical companies that donated equipment or supplies.
- Send a press release to local media. Include details such as the number of persons who benefited from the free public screening.
- Contact persons in the community who discovered that they have a hearing loss. Provide them with information about local treatment facilities.
Additional screening-related hearing projects completed by Lions
In Minnesota, USA, the Lions of District 5-M5 financed hearing screenings for newborn babies.
- The Lions of District 26-G (Missouri, USA) purchased hearing screening equipment for a local hospital.
- The Lions of Illinois, USA, have their own van for performing free hearing screenings.