Carmen Morris Pomona Host Lions Service"You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" – Melvin Jones

Christensen Hearing Center owner and Pomona Lions Club President, Carmen Morris, recently helped organize the celebration for the Pomona Host Lions 97 years of service and the Lion's Club International's 100 years of service. The photo was taken at the installation celebration event.  The jumbo star-shaped glasses were given to the officers by Installing Officer PGD, Gil Smith, to remind everyone to focus on celebration, service, and fun.

In January 27, 1951 Melvin Jones, secretary-general of Lions International, visited the Pomona Lions Club.  Jones spoke to the crowd in his visit about the importance of looking to the future.  While planning the 100 years of service celebration, Morris was inspired when she found this quote from the newspaper article (below) featured in the Progress Bulletin, now the Daily Bulletin.

Carmen Morris Elected President of Pomona Host Lions ClubOur very own hearing specialist and owner, Carmen Morris has been elected president of the Pomona Host Lions Club. Almost 20 years after women were first admitted as full members to Lions International on July 5, 1987, she has worked her way to the top.

Morris, a member of the club for many years, took office this past June. She joins the ranks of president, alongside many female presidents across the country. In fact, according to Lions International Spokesperson Dane Lajoye, women are the fastest growing segment of the Lions Worldwide.

Infant HearingIt can be a tough prognosis to have a child diagnosed with hearing loss. There are so many decisions and next steps it can be hard to know where to start. To help your child start off in the right direction, it is important to have your infant or child fitted for hearing aids.

Of every 1,000 children born in the United States 2-3 are born deaf or with some degree of hearing loss. Children can also develop hearing loss later in childhood due to infection, medication, a genetic condition or exposure to loud noises.

Hearing health is so critical to young children because their brains are developing so rapidly. Sound is critical for developing normal brain pathways for hearing, speech and language. Language development depends on early listening and speaking. Exposure to language helps children pick up on words and spoken syntax and language structure. 

Spring HearingEach year, May is designated at Better Hearing and Speech Month, which makes it the perfect time to have your hearing checked if you have been experiencing hearing loss.

The negative impact hearing loss can have on your health and wellbeing stretches farther than most people may think. When untreated, research has shown that people with hearing loss develop negative psychological and social behaviors as well as suffer from a decrease in cognitive activity.

Some of the common social side effects of untreated hearing loss include:

Dating Hearing LossRegardless of age, dating can be a terrifying prospect. But seniors entering the dating scene might have specific concerns, like how to hear their date in a crowded restaurant.

It’s important to consider which dating techniques work best as we get older.

That’s why we’ve offered up five key tips for dating in your senior years with hearing loss.