In the UK, one in six people is affected by hearing loss. Deafness is the country’s second-largest disability. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050 over 900 million people globally will experience disabling hearing loss.
Since 2015 Lions have collected almost 90,000 hearing aids and ancillary items internationally and so far Bridgend Lions have collected over 1,000 hearing aids. Adults and children with hearing impairment whose lives have been transformed after receiving recycled hearing equipment live across the globe, including: Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Lesotho, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Ukraine, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.
We invited you to donate unwanted, or broken, analogue and digital hearing aids and audiological equipment. Donations are passed on for refurbishment and international distribution to those in need.
Any donations can be made at the following locations:
The Optic Shop, 12 Nolton Street, Bridgend, CF31 1DU
RSPCA Charity Shop, 22 Nolton Street, Bridgend, CF31 1DU
Bridgend Library, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AH
Sandra’s Jewellers, Stall 28A Bridgend Market, Bridgend, CF31 1DL
Parish & Green Opticians, 1 Hilda House, The Square, Pencoed, CF35 5NP
or wherever you see our collecting bins