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 […]

Interdisciplinary FACES Program Helps Children Succeed

The FACES (Family, Audiology, Counseling, Education, Speech/Language) program is one of the most unique services offered at the Hearing and Speech Center. It is partially funded by the Claire Giannini Fund, and is a free interdepartmental collaboration to ensure that every child, and their family, receives comprehensive care to fit their needs. Services may include […]

Community Spotlight: Josue Filho

The Hearing and Speech Center provides important community services, such as the programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) families and youth, and individualized career counseling. The career counseling program gives DHOH adults the tools to confidently apply and interview for jobs. One senior client, Josue Filho, has been working with Employment Specialist, Dorothea […]

Staff Spotlight: Marquita Ridgle

Client Services Coordinator, Marquita Ridgle, started her career at the Hearing and Speech Center as an intern to complete her Master’s degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State University. During her undergraduate studies in mass communications, Marquita took a course on communicating with the aging, and it sparked her passion for senior issues. For her […]

HSCNC Featured in HLAA CA Region Newsletter!

We’re honored and excited to be featured in the Hearing Loss Association of America–CA’s winter 2017 newsletter. The article highlights our centennial anniversary, our holistic care approach, our community programs, and much more! Click here to read!

Community Classes Help Educate Hearing Aid Users

The Hearing and Speech Center’s audiologists work closely with each patient to find the best solutions for their individual needs, goals, and personalities. Each client should go home with their hearing aids feeling confident and happy using them. Hearing aids are commonly mistaken to be a miracle “cure” for hearing loss. While they are extremely […]

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