The Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (LSH) has awarded its highest honor, the Helen Keller Humanitarian Award, to Pasadena hearing specialist Lora Lee McDunn.
For the past five years, “Dr. Lora” has partnered with LSH and the Pasadena Host Lions Club to supply hearing aids to needy local residents who otherwise couldn’t afford the devices.
“Dr. McDunn has been such a valuable part of our mission,” said LSH CEO Randy Stein. “Many people don’t realize that hearing aids are not covered by most health insurance, including Medicare, and the cost can run into the thousands of dollars.
“With Dr. McDunn and her personal touch, our work in the Pasadena area has brought the gift of hearing to many needy residents.”
Loss of hearing often leads to loss of employment and withdrawal from family and social activities, Stein pointed out. LSH partners with Lions Clubs to help people return to their jobs, their families and their communities.