Hearing Aids for Those in Need
Dr. Hugh Lindsay was a Morgantown physician, former WVU professor and devoted member of the Morgantown Rotary Club. When Lindsay himself was in need of a hearing aid and discovered how expensive they are, he was inspired to help others. He found that used hearing aids could be recycled, and he decided to raise awareness for this cause. Lindsay worked through the Morgantown Rotary Club to collect the used hearing aids. After Lindsay’s death in 2015, his fellow Rotarians wanted to continue to help with this cause, as well as to honor his memory. After crossing paths with a representative from CEHS, the Rotarians discovered that the best way to connect people with hearing aids was to create a fund for the WVU Speech and Hearing Clinic.
In 2017, the Morgantown Rotary Club established the Morgantown Rotary Club/Dr. Hugh Lindsay Hearing Aid Fund. The fund was established to provide hearing aids to low-income clients of the WVU Speech and Hearing Clinic. Today, hearing aids are customized to individual wearers making them no longer transferable from person to person and more expensive. The audiology clinic offers students hands-on experiences in diagnostic and rehabilitative services to those experiencing hearing difficulties. The fund provided its first hearing aid through the fund in April 2018, to Jolyn Lentz (videoed above). The Morgantown Rotary Club hopes to be able to impact more clients through the use of this fund, please join in our efforts today!
Thank you in advance for your support!