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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Center for Hearing and Communication's(formerly the League for the Hard of Hearing) 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 research.


Center for Communication Profile

The Center for Communication (formerly the League for the Hard of Hearing) was founded in New York in 1910 and is the first and foremost hearing rehabilitation and human services agency in the world for infants, children, adults and seniors who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf-blind, and their families. Over the years we have seen to the needs of over 1,250,000 people with hearing loss.

The Center has grown to occupy an internationally-acknowledged leadership role in the field of hearing rehabilitation and human services. The agency, with offices in New York and Florida, encompasses diverse disciplines. The professional staff includes audiologists (including pediatric and adult specialists), speech-language pathologists, otologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, accessibility, career and job placement specialists, rehabilitation and 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 18,000 people yearly in New York and the tri-state area, and 8,000 individuals in Florida.

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.


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