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Protect Your Hearing This Summer

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. But outdoor activities can lead to noise-induced hearing loss if you are not careful. People of all ages should take extra precautions to protect their hearing during the summer months. When the weather is warm, our natural inclination is to go outside. Many popular summer activities can be […]

HEAR U: Aural Rehabilitation

The ART of Hearing: Communication Strategies Training Join us for HEAR U, a series of classes provided by Audiologists at the Hearing and Speech Center. Even with a well-fit hearing aid, commination can still present a problem for many hard of hearing individuals. We strongly encourage you to come to HEAR U for information about […]

Happiness from Hearing Aids

Many scientific studies in the past have confirmed the negative impacts associated with hearing loss: depression, anxiety and social isolation. There are positive impacts associated with hearing solutions, as well. A study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) supplies overwhelming data about how much of a difference hearing devices can make. The study surveyed […]

Journey to Hearing: Stories of Giving Back

Hearing & Speech Center of Northern California’s latest video, featured at our annual gala this spring, showcases three of our employees whose personal experiences with hearing loss inspired them to work at the Center to help others in need. Dorothea Tolliver was diagnosed with hearing loss at a young age. She came to the Center […]

Thank You for Supporting our 4th Annual Gala!

We held our 4th annual gala, A New Century of Hearing Healthcare, at the St. Francis Yacht Club on May 11th. It was a great success! Because of our generous supporters, we exceeded our fundraising goals, and raised $160,000! These funds will go towards our excellent audiology, speech therapy, education, and counseling programs. For many […]

Summer Events for DHOH Families and Youth!

We have three exciting summer events coming up in June for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, youth, and their families! Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Picnic Join us at the Midtown Terrace Playground on June 2nd from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Picnic! All ages are welcome. There […]

Youth Development Workshop

The Hearing and Speech Center’s Counseling Department just completed its Youth Development Workshop series, funded by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Families! Seven Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students attended the weekly workshops, where they learned about the job search process, interviewing skills and attire, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities […]

Community Spotlight: Dr. Margaret Wallhagen

Dr. Margaret Wallhagen is the very first recipient of the Hearing and Speech Center’s Annual Integrity Award, an award given to an individual or individuals whose integrity, vision, leadership, and commitment have positively impacted their community and furthered the ability of the Hearing and Speech Center to meet the objectives of its mission. Dr. Wallhagen […]

We Heart Our Clients!

The Hearing and Speech Center staff is dedicated to providing high quality care to all individuals, regardless of age or income level. Since 2014, we have hosted We Heart Hearing every February and Hear for the Holidays every December, where we provide absolutely free audiological services. These services include hearing screenings, hearing aid checks, Assistive […]

New HEAR U: Aural Rehabilitation Class

The Hearing and Speech Center recently launched our newest HEAR U course, a six month series on Aural Rehabilitation. Our Audiology department has offered various aural rehabilitation programs in the past. However, we realized Aural Rehabilitation would fit best as one our successful HEAR U classes. Each month, we will demonstrate rehabilitation techniques including listening […]

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