We are heartbroken for all those affected by the fires in the North Bay. Thanks to our generous, loving supporters, we were able to fill 3 huge vans with donated essential items, such as blankets, pillows, diapers, and toiletries. Our friends at Starkey, Widex, Resound, and Oticon very kindly donated hearing aid batteries for people […]
With regret, we have decided to postpone our Wine 4 Words event due to the North Bay fires. The combination of the devastation of the North Bay community, the toxic air quality, and the unpredictability of what the next few days will bring leave us no option but to postpone. We are planning on rescheduling […]
Curious what the Center has been up to? Our Summer 2017 newsletter highlights our Cochlear Implant Interconnect program, raising children as a Deaf/Hard of Hearing parent, and more!
Curious what the Center has been up to? Our 2017 Spring newsletter highlights our new training programs for healthcare providers, the vital role speech-language pathologists play in a child’s development and more!
Program participant Jennifer and HSC staff member Shannon have know each other for almost 20 years – take a look to learn more about the story of Jennifer’s communication journey. Staff members like Shannon mentor children and youth, and these relationships are so important and meaningful! Jennifer has participated in many of the activities […]
Curious what the Center has been up to? Our 2017 winter newsletter highlights our upcoming Centennial Gala, our new partnership with the University of the Pacific, and more! Winter 2017 Newsletter
Thanks to our guests, sponsors, and supporters, the Hearing and Speech Center’s Centennial Gala raised over $140,000! Each year, the Center offers free and reduced-cost services to thousands of individuals and families, and we couldn’t do it without your help. Event guests pledged their support for infant hearing testing, better communication for seniors, youth […]
Communication is a right, not a luxury. Communication can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to succeed in school, secure employment, and work through barriers that they may encounter in day-to-day life. People who aren’t able to access hearing services that they need are at risk for isolation and depression, and may have […]
From the California Academy of Audiology press release: On December 7, while providing comments at the National Academy of Sciences meeting on Hearing Health Care for Adults, Dr. Eric Mann, Clinical Deputy Director at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced that, effective immediately, the Agency no longer intends to enforce the requirement […]
Our 2016 community annual report provides a general overview of the services offered at the Hearing and Speech Center, as well as the highlights of the last fiscal year. In the last year, we provided 909 pediatric audiology appointments; 1,107 hearing aid evaluations and consultations; 4,1818 units of speech/language therapy and evaluation, and 450 free […]