CHC Celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month at NYSE

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Laurie Hanin, Executive Director
Center for Hearing and Communication
50 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
(917) 305-7760


President Jeffrey M. Cohen of the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) rang The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange April 26th to celebrate 102 years of hearing health care leadership and put the spotlight on healthy hearing for Better Hearing and Speech Month in May. Throughout May, CHC will offer educational programs, free hearing screenings, and a free captioned phone to encourage people to take care of their hearing.

An estimated 38 million Americans have a significant hearing loss (making it the #1 disability in the U.S.), and yet nearly half fail to give their hearing health the attention it deserves. 15 million people live with the considerable challenges of untreated hearing loss and likely experience a diminished quality of life as a result. 

CHC’s Executive Director, Laurie Hanin explains that, “Untreated hearing loss often leads to isolation, withdrawal from social interactions, and depression. Recent studies suggest a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline.  Even a minor hearing loss can hinder a person’s ability to communicate and have a negative impact on daily life. The message we want everyone to hear this month is that hearing loss is treatable, and there is no reason for anyone to miss all the sounds of life.”

In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, CHC invites people of all ages to take advantage of these free opportunities to hear and live better:

  • Hearing Screenings – Available by appointment only at our office at 50 Broadway in NYC; phone (917) 305-7766 for an appointment.
  • Assistive Listening Devices Demonstration – Available each Thursday from 2:00-3:30pm; phone (917) 305-7766 to confirm. Learn more
  • Captioned Phone – In a partnership with CaptionCall, CHC is pleased to offer a free captioned phone available to the public at To qualify, use the promotional code HS1277 or click here to learn more.
  • Webinar Series – CHC will present four consumer-oriented webinars in May on tinnitus, hearing technology, listening skills, and children’s hearing issues. Learn more

You can learn more about these programs, as well as comprehensive services at the Center for Hearing and Communication, at or (917) 305-7766.

Established in 1910, the Center for Hearing and Communication provides a wide array of hearing health care services to people of all ages with hearing loss as well as children with listening, learning and auditory challenges. With offices in New York City and Florida, CHC meets consumers’ hearing and communication needs through the highest level of clinical expertise and technical know-how available in the hearing healthcare field.

Better Hearing and Speech Month was founded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1927 to raise awareness of communication disorders and to promote treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing.

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