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Donating hearing aids for reuse or recycling

Donating your old hearing aids can be a simple yet effective way to support meaningful causes. Your contribution, however small it may seem, is a valuable part of our joint effort to create a more sustainable and caring world.

Can hearing aids be donated?

Yes, hearing aids can be donated. 

Here at OutsideClinic, we work with Lions, who collect and process tens of thousands of unwanted spectacles and hearing aids each year.

Glasses and hearing aids are then recycled to support the work of eye and hearing clinics around the world, helping to transform the lives of adults and children in other countries.

The donated hearing aids are then used in the following ways:

  • Working with hearing care professionals to refurbish donated hearing aids to fit the individual needs of the recipient.
  • Repairing and refurbishing donated hearing aids to help transform the lives of developing nations.
  • Giving donated hearing aids to participating manufacturers who issue credit to the Lions for all useful parts which is then used in other areas of the charity’s good work.

How can I recycle my hearing aids?

Old hearing aids and hearing equipment can be sent to the Lions’ Birmingham recycling centre:

Lions Clubs International British Isles
257 Alcester Road South
Kings Heath
B14 6DT

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What about hearing aid batteries?

A lot of supermarkets and shops have battery recycling points. You can your nearest point here:

Some local authorities have started collecting batteries to be recycled as part of their usual waste collection. Check with your local authority to see if these services are available in your area.

Can I donate glasses?

Lions also collect all types of glasses for reusing and recycling, including sunglasses. You can send them via post to the address above, or you can find a drop off point.

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What else can I recycle with Lions Clubs?

Lions also collect unused or unwanted bras in conjunction with Breast Cancer UK and Foreign currency which they convert to donations for their Gift For Living Project.

These can also be sent to the Birmingham recycling centre.

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