The Lions Clubs of District 20-Y2

Serving New York State's Capital District and Eastern Leatherstocking Region

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 Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project

United States Lions are providing high-quality, low-cost hearing aids to hearing-impaired people of limited income through the Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project (Lions AHAP). Currently, Lions AHAP is offering for sale two hearing aids to Lions clubs and Lions hearing programs through a partnership with Rexton, Inc., a hearing aid manufacturer in Plymouth , Minnesota .

There are two affordable hearing aids. The Targa 3P hearing aid is for people with mild to moderate hearing loss, and is a digital hearing aid worn behind-the-ear. The Targa 3HP hearing aid is for people with severe to profound hearing loss and is also a digital hearing aid worn behind-the-ear. Each hearing aid costs $200 plus shipping which does not include the provision of hearing tests, hearing aid fittings and ear molds. Lions have purchased 590 Rexton hearing aids.

Lions clubs initiate assistance by deciding an individualís eligibility based on income criteria. A partnership with a hearing care professional is necessary to fulfill the request. The hearing care professional conducts the hearing tests and orders the ear molds. The Lions order the hearing aids from Lions AHAP and the hearing aids are shipped to the hearing care professional, who programs them for the recipient and provides follow-up care.

For more information contact Lions AHAP at  LionsAHAP@lionsclubs.org or call Erin Crouch, Program Coordinator, at 630-468-6778. Clicking here will take you to the page on the LCIF web site with all the information as well as links to all the forms you'll need.

These are the audiologists in District 20Y2 who will work with Clubs to purchase the Lions Affordable Hearing Aid through LCIF:
Mark Caffrey
93 Guy Park Ave.  
Amsterdam , NY
518-842-5165  

Saratoga Hearing Center 
Maria Valli       
414 Maple Ave, Suite 800
Saratoga Springs, NY
518-584-0578

The Hearing Center at Glens Falls Hosp.
Drs Debra Backus & Dina Foster
2 Country Club Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-926-2060                                                   

Mark Caffrey
242 East State St. Ext
Gloversville, NY
518-725-2620 

Madison Hearing Center
Chris Raffo
1 Executive Center Drive, Suite 202
Albany, NY
518-690-2060

Center for the Hearing
Dr Suzan Bogia
318 Ridge St
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-798-4800