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Speech and Hearing

Did you know that one out of every six people in your local community is unable to hear clearly what is being said to them, or cannot communicate as they’d wish with you because of hearing impairments?

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Helping those who are hearing impaired within Lions Clubs dates back to an initiative, the Hearing Trust, that was set up by members in East Anglia in 2003. This led to the formation of a national project, the Hearing Forum which enables deaf aware training to be provided to members of the hearing community throughout the British Isles and Ireland, alongside resources that help improve the quality of life of deaf people.


Lions Speech Aids also help those with hearing impairments. These devices have been redesigned and improved over time, including the option of a remote switch version for those with additional physical difficulties. Around 60 additional people are helped by the Speech Aids each year, which are purchased by NHS Trusts with several Speech & Language Therapy departments offering short-term loans. In addition, they are bought by charities (such as the Parkinson’s Disease Society) as well as individuals, friends/relatives of ‘whispered speech’ sufferers, and Lions Clubs.

For further information see: or contact Lions Speech and Hearing Officer, Ken Wild, by email:

District Convention 2018

16th to 18th November 2018
Join us for some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality at our 36th Annual District Convention at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton.
Nestled in the centre of the Vale of York, Northallerton is the heart and county town of North Yorkshire. The town has good communication links, it is on the East Coast main line, and is situated in the centre of the A1(M) and A19 corridors.
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