iStock_000020754085Large.jpgDid you know that an estimated 40 Million Americans experience speech, language, and/or hearing disorders? Millions more family members and friends are also impacted. Here in Cleveland, Ohio, there are parents reading this whose children are struggling to speak or understand language; spouses living with partners whose hearing is deteriorating; and co-workers, neighbors, and others who see someone who needs help but don’t know what to do.

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) is an anchor institution in Greater Cleveland that has been helping individuals with communication disorders for over 96 years. As a thought leader and premier clinical provider of communication services, we recognize that communication plays an essential part in elimination poverty, increasing educational outcomes for all children, advancing career attainment, and enabling individuals to live full and successful lives.

Over the next several years, CHSC is going to strategically focus on providing even more of our services across all of Cuyahoga County and border areas of adjacent counties so that we can serve even more people. Here’s a snap shot at some of the services we provide:

Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

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  • 24-hour sign language interpreting
  • American Sign Language instruction
  • Video Relay Services (VRS)
  • Neuropsychological assessment for individuals, 6-21 years of age, who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to evaluate cognitive strengths and weaknesses
  • Case management for persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and their families
  • Advocacy and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consultation
  • Information and referral programs

Hearing Services

  • Screenings for all ages at our offices, in schools or workplace
  • Comprehensive hearing testing and assessment of auditory processing skills
  • Hearing aid sales, fitting, programming, and testing to ensure proper fit and function
  • Provide strategies living with hearing loss and effective communication
  • Educational programming about hearing protection, hearing loss prevention, and noise management
  • Interactive display of assistive listening/alerting devices (e.g., flashing doorbells, vibrating alarms, etc.) so you can try before you buy
  • Financial assistance programs for hearing aids and assistive listening/alerting devices

Speech-Language and Learning

iStock_000011213421LargeTreatment programs for children:

  • Apraxia of speech; speech sound production disorders
  • Language and/or reading disorders (dyslexia)
  • Speech, voice, resonance differences associated with cleft lip/palate or hearing loss
  • Speech-language disorders in Spanish speaking children
  • Stuttering
  • Parent education and training
  • Community-based services (Head Start, Day Care, Schools Pre-K-12
  • Service for home-schooled children with special needs

Treatment programs for adults:

  • Acquired communication disorders (related to stroke, brain injury, neurological disease)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT (r)) program (Parkinson’s disease)
  • Stuttering and SpeechEasy device assessment
  • Support group for adults who have acquired communication disorders

 

For more information, visit www.chsc.org

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