Community Outreach/ Volunteer

Get Involved as a Donor, Volunteer, Advocate

For more than a century, the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) has been recognized in New York City and Ft. Lauderdale, FL as a premier nonprofit hearing health care center.
 

We proudly serve as a pillar of support for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind community, impacting the lives of more than 20,000 individuals annually.
 

Our Donors Make it All Possible

This gold standard of care is made possible, in part, by CHC’s own pillar of support – our donor community. Your generosity accounts for more than 50% of our operational revenue.
 

Your support helps CHC to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and unsurpassed care to people with all degrees of hearing loss, regardless of the mode of communication or financial situation. To donate now, click here.

Fundraising

We host fundraising events including The Feast, Comedy Night, CHC's Golf Outting, throughout the year so we may continue to offer unparrelled services to the community.

 

Check out the Calendar to see our upcoming fundraisers and check out our videos from past fundraisers. 

CHC NYC Team

 

Impact of Your Support

Your contribution makes it possible to offer client-centered care featuring these CHC hallmarks:
 

  • More time spent with clients at every visit, beyond what insurance and fees can cover. This allows our treatment teams to truly connect and make a difference. Learn more.

  • A family-centered approach to the delivery of pediatric care that empowers parents to be the primary facilitator of their child’s spoken language development. Learn more.

  • multi-disciplinary team of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, education specialists, and psychotherapists provides more comprehensive care for better outcomes. Meet the staff.

  • Community outreach gives seniors and preschoolers in underserved neighborhoods throughout NYC and Ft. Lauderdale urgently needed access to hearing health care and education. 

  • Expertise in the hearing needs of older adults, particularly those with untreated hearing loss who are most vulnerable to related health and safety issues such as isolation, depression, falls and cognitive decline. Learn more.
     

Become a CHC Volunteer- NY

As a nonprofit organization constantly in search of new ways to serve our community, we can always use the help of enthusiastic, talented people. Volunteers and interns at CHC learn from accomplished professionals and can commit small or large amounts of time. Volunteers often contribute in the areas of marketing and development, but other opportunities exist as well. Young professionals are invited to participate in our mentor program. Email us if you're interested in volunteering.

 

Help Others in Your Community

Are you involved in the health care needs of a population who could benefit from mobile audiological care? If so, please contact us and we’ll let you know how we can work together to bring hearing health care and educational programs to your school, senior center or local community. Our mobile hearing unit is also available to provide hearing screenings to employees of private companies and government agencies wishing to offer this valuable hearing health benefit. Open this link to learn more.


 

Project PATH (Preschool Access to Hearing)


The five boroughs of New York City are the only part of the state where public

school children do not receive hearing screenings in school. The city was

exempted from this mandatory public health benefit in 2009 on faulty logic.
 

Unfortunately, childhood hearing loss is not rare and left undiagnosed, its

impacts on learning and even life trajectory are devastating.
 

CHC developed Project P.A.T.H. (Preschool Access to Hearing) to provide the

missing hearing screening, referrals, and bi-lingual support materials that

thousands of New York City preschoolers and their families would never

otherwise receive. Philanthropic giving keeps this program visiting nursery

schools and Head Start Centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods as often

as possible.
 

For more info about Project PATH, please send us an email.

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CHC Florida Team

CHC Florida's middle school program, Youth Force, and high school program, STEP, encourage active community involvement.  Our CHC youth have participated in a variety of programs including:
 

  • Driver’s Ed

  • Student-designed theme for a mural at school

  • Broward County’s, Water Matters Day

Become a CHC Volunteer- FL

As a nonprofit organization constantly in search of new ways to serve our community, we can always use the help of enthusiastic, talented people. Volunteers and interns at CHC learn from accomplished professionals and can commit small or large amounts of time. Volunteers often contribute in the areas of marketing and development, but other opportunities exist as well. Young professionals are invited to participate in our mentor program. Email us if you're interested in volunteering.

 

Mobile Hearing Screenings

CHC’s Mobile Hearing Test Unit takes to the streets of NYC to promote hearing health and wellness through hearing loss detection, prevention, conservation, and education. Over 250,000 infants, children, and adults have had a hearing screening aboard our hearing van. Click here to learn more.