Vancouver Lions Club Hearing Conservation Committee

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The Vancouver Lions Club provides hearing–related assistance through the Lions Hearing And Speech Conservation Committee Of Clark County.

The Committee provides free or low–cost hearing aids to low–income residents of Clark County, Washington.

Comprised of representatives from the 14 Lions clubs that serve residents of Clark County, Washington, the Committee meets monthly to consider applications for hearing or speech assistance.

Applications must be received on or before the last Tuesday of the month to be considered at the next monthly meeting.

There are three programs available for hearing assistance based on length of residence in Clark County and income level. All three programs are funded by the Clark County Lions clubs. Assistance is available on a first come first served basis, as funds are available. Custom hearing aids are not available.

  • Program One
    • Residence in Clark County, Washington or the greater Woodland, Washington area for a minimum of 1 year
    • Income less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
    • No other source of funding
    • A current audiogram
    • A hearing loss classified as moderate or worse
    • A photo ID
    • Proof of income
    • A completed application for hearing assistance
  • Program Two
    • Residence in Clark County, Washington or the greater Woodland, Washington area for a minimum of 90 days
    • Income less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
    • No other source of funding
    • A current audiogram
    • A photo ID
    • Proof of income
    • A completed application for hearing assistance
  • Program Three
    • Residence in Clark County, Washington or the greater Woodland, Washington area for a minimum of 30 days
    • Income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
    • No other source of funding
    • A current audiogram
    • A hearing loss classified as moderate or worse
    • A photo ID
    • Proof of income
    • A completed application for hearing assistance

To apply for assistance, submit a completed application for hearing assistance, together with a complete and signed audiogram, a copy of a government issued identification (drivers license or ID card) and proof of income (a copy of your most recent 1040 income tax return, recent pay stub, or social security beneficiary letter) to the Clark County Lions Hearing Foundation, c/o 8317 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98664.

For further information, write to the Committee c/o 8317 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Washington 98664, contact the Chairman of the Committee, Rick Giles, or click here to email our Club’s Hearing Committee representative.

Clark County Lions Hearing

The Lions Hearing And Speech Conservation Committee Of Clark County was formed in 1984 by Lions Clubs serving the greater Clark County, Washington area residents.

The Committee is a Washington non–profit corporation and has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization since 1987.

All Clark County, Washington Lions Clubs provide hearing assistance through the Lions Hearing And Speech Conservation Committee Of Clark County. In addition to the Vancouver Lions Club, there currently are 13 other Lions Clubs serving Clark County residents that fund, govern and participate in the Committee.

Northwest Lions Foundation

The Northwest Lions Foundation provides hearing assistance through a hearing aid program and patient care grants.

The Foundation's Hearing Aid Program provides hearing aids to people who have little or no income. The Foundation partners with local Lions Clubs to provide new, state of the art digital hearing aids to residents of Multiple District 19. Applicants for the Foundation's hearing aid program must be 18 or older.

The Foundation's Patient Care Grants provide matching funds raised by local Lions Clubs for hearing assistance. The grant program covers the costs of everything from a hearing dog to hearing aids to an ear prosthesis for deaf and hard–of–hearing individuals who cannot afford the special equipment or medical procedures they need.

Assistance from the Northwest Lions Foundation flows through local Lions clubs. Persons who need help with hearing care may call the Northwest Lions Foundation at 1-800-847-5786 for a referral to a local lions club that may be able to serve as a sponsor for one of the Foundation's programs.