London Audiology Consultants established the LAKE Fund (London Audiology Kids Equipment and Testing Fund) in 2002 to help families in need of financial assistance to pay for their children’s hearing aids, earmolds and follow up care. As children are active, their hearing aids are more prone to breakdown and require regular maintenance. Earmolds need to be replaced often due to growth. Many of our patient’s families do not qualify for government programs that help pay these costs.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Rotary Club of London West in 2005. In addition, Widex Canada, Starkey Canada and Unitron have all donated hearing aids to our young patients. In 2010 we received a generous donation from a patient’s study group.
In 2011, we recognized the need to help some of our senior patients and therefore renamed our LAKE Fund to London Audiology Kids and Elders Fund. To date we have helped over 50 families pay for needed hearing equipment or services.
Our main fundraising activity is our Annual Christmas Open House. We open our doors to the community with a special invitation to all our hearing impaired patients. It’s a fun day with cake, cookies, coffee and tea, raffles, toonie draw, door prizes and gift bags.
In 2014 we moved up our Our Open House to October to celebrate with a Halloween theme and to avoid another snow storm! In 2015 we celebrated Thanksgiving and our 30th Anniversary! Everyone is welcome to drop in between 9AM and 5PM. The date of our 2016 Open House will be published soon.
We offer complimentary hearing aid cleanings and a hearing aid manufacturer will be on hand to showcase their latest technology. In addition, we will offer scheduled workshops to discuss current issues about hearing and hearing loss. Over the last ten years we have raised thousands of dollars all going back to local families.
Please let us know if you need financial help or wish to donate.