The Center for Hearing and Communication provides hearing health services to people of all ages who have a hearing loss. With offices in New York City and Florida, CHC meets all of your hearing and communication needs through professional services that offer the highest level of clinical expertise and technical know-how available in the hearing healthcare field. Visit us for a wide array of services including free hearing screenings; complete hearing evaluations; pediatric services; hearing aid fittings, sales and repair; speech therapy; tinnitus retraining therapy; emotional health and wellness; and the evaluation and treatment of auditory processing disorder.
Established in 1910, the Center for Hearing and Communication is a not-for-profit organization that serves as an educational resource for consumers and healthcare professionals seeking information about hearing loss and hearing protection.
The Center for Hearing and Communication's mission is to improve the quality of life for infants, children and adults with all degrees of hearing loss.
We accomplish our mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by striving to empower consumers to achieve their potential.
Our leadership is exemplified by adhering to the highest clinical standards, conducting extensive hearing conservation and public education programs about hearing, and developing best practice models for disciplines that relate to hearing and communication.
Founded in 1910, CHC has grown to occupy an internationally-acknowledged leadership role in the field of hearing rehabilitation and human services. The professional staff, encompassing many disciplines, includes audiologists (both pediatric and adult specialists), speech-language pathologists, otologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, accessibility, ESL (English as a Second Language) counselors, nurses, and technical engineers.
Through programs and services implemented by these professionals and through two state-of-the-art mobile audiology test centers, the Center serves over 20,000 people yearly in New York and the tri-state area, and 8,000 individuals in Florida. Over the years we have seen to the needs of over 1,500,000 people with hearing loss.
Implemented by a staff skilled in multiple modes of communication, our extensive, culturally sensitive programs and services are available in spoken English and in numerous foreign languages, and in American Sign Language.
The Center’s vigorous commitment to advocacy manifests in our direct services and ongoing activities to ensure access to communication in every arena of life for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.
The Center for Hearing and Communication is an accredited non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization. Please see our financial information below.