The Foundation is designed only for providing RESEARCH — not
conservation or other help for the hearing impaired. Research grants are
provided for researchers only in the state of Pennsylvania. 100% of the
money contributed by the Lions of Pennsylvania is used for research —
not for expenses!
The success of the Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research
Foundation needs the support of the entire Lions family.
ONLY THROUGH RESEARCH CAN WE ELIMINATE
Wouldn’t it be great if everybody could listen? Unfortunately,
there are more Americans with a hearing impairment than there
are with heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, multiple
sclerosis, venereal disease, TB, and blindness — combined!
are twice as many deaf people as there are blind people, and yet
hearing impairment is America’s least recognized affliction. Dr.
Robert Ruben of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York
said, “When it comes to deafness, we are hideously backward.”
HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND DEAFNESS!
Helen Keller, who was both blind and deaf, said, “I have found deafness
to be a much greater handicap than blindness. I have come to
regard hearing as the key sense. Deafness is a much worst
misfortune than blindness for it means the loss of the most
vital stimulus — the sound of the voice that brings language,
sets thoughts astir and keeps us in the intellectual company of
Deafness, by fettering the power of utterance, cheats many of
their birthwright of knowledge. A child born deaf cannot learn
easily because he cannot hear anything to imitate. it is
definitely harder for the deaf to grasp concrete facts, much
less ponder on the abstract.”