For over 25 years, Hearing Healthcare Centre of Chesterton, Cambridge have been involved with Lions Club International and have been donating hearing aids to them. This month has seen Hearing Healthcare Centre’s largest donation of 100 aids to support the Lion’s initiative to help people around the world with hearing impairments live fuller lives.
One out of every six people in the local community is unable to hear clearly, or cannot communicate as they would wish because of hearing impairments. The Lions Club of Hastings champions the collection and redistribution of hearing aids, ancillary hearing equipment and serviceable batteries on a global basis. In 2013, over 56,000 aids were processed and sent to over 40 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe.
From left to right: Chris Carr with his Melvin Jones Fellowship Plaque, Vic Truluck,
MBE &Edward Hatfield,President of Cambridge Lions Club, receive the 100 hearing aids.
Vic Truluck MBE, MJF, Project Leader of used hearing equipment for the Lion’s said, “I joined the Lions Club of Cambridge in 1982 and was elected president in 1985. In 1989 I returned from a working visit to Zimbabwe with a request for hearing aids for residents of a home there. Chris Carr of the Hearing Healthcare Centre in Cambridge allowed me to fulfil that request. With Chris’ support, we started to collect more aids.
The Project expanded to Lions Clubs in East Anglia, but on retirement in 1996 “I took it south when transferring to the Hastings Lions Club. In 2001 the Project was adopted by all the Clubs of the British Isles and Ireland but administered and financed by Hastings.”
“We are extremely grateful to the Hearing Healthcare Centre team for their numerous donations over the past 25 years and Chris has helped the Club so much that we have given him a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest honour that Lions Clubs International can confer. A most sincere and heartfelt thanks to Chris and all the team at Hearing Healthcare Centre.”
The Hearing Healthcare Centre is an independent audiology practice based in Cambridge with a satellite office in Peterborough. It was established over 50 years ago and offers exceptionally high standards of customer service and support to local residents. Their experienced audiologists work with state-of-the-art technology in relaxed and recently refurbished surroundings. They are fully independent and proud to offer impartial advice with the most advanced hearing devices available. The Hearing Healthcare Centre is a founding member of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP) and is registered and governed by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Chris Carr, Director and Senior Audiologist commented, “I have been involved with Vic and The Lion’s Club for many years and applaud their sterling efforts to help thousands of people in emerging and developed countries to hear better. It is important to support charitable causes that have such a positive impact on the lives of those people who need help at home and abroad. It has been an honour to been involved.”
To make a donation, or simply find out more, contact Hearing Healthcare on 01223 360700.