The Center operates a Mobile Hearing Test Unit that takes to the streets of NYC to promote hearing health through hearing loss detection, prevention, conservation, and education.
To date, over 250,000 infants, children and adults have had a hearing screening on board our Mobile Hearing Test Unit.
The Mobile Unit is Equipped With:
- Sound isolated audiometric testing room
- Counseling area
- Waiting room
- 2 entry-exits, one with wheelchair lift
- State-of-the art diagnostic equipment
- Climate controlled facility
Our Program Offers:
- Hearing Screenings for up to 75 individuals per day
- Test Center staffed by NY State Licensed Audiologists
- Public information and workshops on hearing loss and conservation
- Referrals for follow-up services
Sponsorship opportunities are available for:
Corporations and Organizations - Offer a unique hearing health benefit to employees and members. Detecting hearing loss will benefit employee communication and productivity and you as an employer. Companies and organizations that have sponsored the Mobile Unit include: AIG, Time Inc., BBDO, Chase Manhattan Bank and many others. Phone (917) 305-7842 or send us an email to learn more.
Community Outreach - Sponsor the Mobile Unit to visit schools, health fairs, community events, city parks and any other citywide destinations. Disseminate information on company products while offering a community service, display corporate signage, and take advantage of this press worthy story – pitch media surrounding the sponsorship. Companies who have participated include: Phonak, Widex, Oticon, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Conversor Products and many others. Phone (917) 305-7842 or send us an email to learn more.
Project PATH (Preschool Access to Hearing). Through generous foundation and private support, the Center launched a program in 2005 to screen preschoolers for hearing loss. To date, more than 13,000 preschoolers have been screened throughout underserved New York City neighborhoods. Early diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss is critical to successful development of a child's linguistic, cognitive, social, and emotional skills. With early intervention and timely treatment, every New York City child can have the opportunity to realize his or her full potential.
CHC would like to thank the following foundations for their generous support of Project PATH: Anonymous, The Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, The Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, The Durst Family Foundation, The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation, Foundation for Sight and Sound, Hasbro Children's Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The New York Community Trust, Richmond County Savings Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, The Tow Foundation, and The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation.
To learn more about Project PATH call (917) 305-7751. To make a Project PATH donation, please click here or phone (917) 305-7820.
When you align your company, organization or foundation with the Center for the Hard of Hearing, you are partnering with excellence, innovation, care and quality.