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Coordinator: Chris Waring

The Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank provides hearing aids for those who have a need and find themselves in the position of not being abel to meet that need financially. Chris Waring is the new cooridinator. She took over for Rhoda Bender who provided many years of dedicated service to the hearing aid bank.

Hearing Aid Bank hearing aids are for Iowa residents only.

To see if your state has a program for hearing aids you may contact Lions Club international at (630) 571-5466.

Hearing aids may be mailed to: 

Chris Waring
Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank
924 Dohrmann Street
Jesup, Iowa 50648

Phone:   319-827-1395
E-Mail Hearing Aid

Please Note: To save postage you do NOT need to mail, books, cleaning tools, cases or batteries.  You may donate the batteries to your local nursing home or care facility.

Click here for the Form needed to start the process.



1. Referral: Applications of hearing aids should be referred to a local Lions/Lioness club.
2.  Evaluation of financial need:
  a. Each applicant is evaluated for financial need by the local club. Home visit forms if needed may be obtained from the Hearing Aid Bank or downloaded HERE. (pdf)
  b.  If accepted for a hearing aid(s) from the bank a decision is to be made who makes the payment of $100-$200 to the hearing aid dispenser for the making of the ear mold(s) (this can be the Lions club, the client  or a cooperative effort).  The hearing aids themselves are FREE.
3. The local club will contact a participating hearing aid dispenser with the name, address, phone number of the accepted client and financial arrangements made for payment.
4. The accepted applicant will then make an appointment with the participating hearing aid dispenser contacted by the local club to complete a hearing evaluation to determine the need for amplification. The hearing aid dispenser will call the hearing aid bank for the proper hearing aid.
5. The hearing aid dispenser will submit fitting fees to the participating club, or client as previously arranged.

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