Lions Hearing Centers  
   Dr. Robert H. Mathog  

From 1977, until his death in October 2014, Dr. Robert H. Mathog served as professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University, and he was also chief of Otolaryngology at Harper and Detroit Receiving hospitals from 1977 to 2007.


As a staunch supporter of the Lions of Michigan’s efforts to fight hearing loss and provide affordable hearing aids for people, Dr. Mathog served as president and chair of our Eastern Michigan Lions Hearing Center from 1999 to 2014.  He was devoted to our Lions’ cause and to raising the necessary funds to support our efforts to help people in need.


Dr. Mathog built an international reputation in facial trauma, cancer and rehabilitative surgery, and published more than 200 papers and chapters in scientific journals and books on issues ranging from vestibular function, otology, swallowing, scar revision, facial fractures, craniofacial reconstruction for cancer, regional flaps for head and neck surgery, and post-traumatic deformities. He is well known for his books, "Textbook of Maxillofacial Trauma," "Atlas of Craniofacial Trauma" and "Mathog's Atlas of Craniofacial Trauma."


Today, through Lions Hearing Centers, we conduct hearing screenings for thousands of children and adults each year; we provide affordable hearing aids to those in need; and we help hearing impaired children and their families identify resources for help and support.  We partner with many of the top hearing aid manufacturers in the United States, including GN ReSound, Phonak, Rexton, Starkey and Unitron; audiology groups and hearing professionals, including the Wayne State University School of Audiology, the Carls Center at Central Michigan University, Michigan Ear Institute, HearUSA, Fluke Hearing; our Michigan Lions Clubs and other charities and organizations to deliver affordable hearing healthcare services across Michigan. 




We provide hearing screenings for children at schools, churches, Head Start Programs, the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility, and at various health fairs and events.  




We provide hearing screenings for seniors at community centers and events.  Screenings are offered on location and at no cost to participants.  Follow-up care and hearing evaluations are also provided through some participating providers, like the Michigan Ear Institute.




For those individuals who qualify (proof of low-income), we provide many hearing aid options, including very affordable new production multi-channel digital hearing aids.




We distribute a wide range of educational resources on hearing health care at hearing screenings, health fairs and community events and through our website and social media.




Each year, we provide up to four $1,000 scholarship to hearing impaired high school or college students.