We’re thrilled to share the news with you that 2010 marks our 100th year of leadership and innovation in hearing healthcare. We draw inspiration from the remarkable families whose lives we’ve had the opportunity to touch. Our programs and services reflect the latest innovations in technology and meet the needs of today’s consumers. We are and always will be at the forefront of a rapidly evolving industry.

We look to the future – the next 100 years!

You are warmly invited to join us in Celebrating 100 Years … Hear for the Future, a tribute to a  a century of extraordinary accomplishments and a declaration of our commitment to future generations.

Please lend your support during our centennial year by attending one of our events, making a tax-deductible donation, volunteering, or taking part in 100 Days of Free Hearing Screenings – a public service for the City of New York.

And be assured that, should you need clinical hearing services, our renowned team of audiologists, speech therapists and counselors is here to meet all your hearing and communication needs.

100 Days of Free Hearing Screenings

Commemorating the centennial, the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) is offering New Yorkers 100 Days of Free Hearing Screenings.  CHC has designated 100 days between now and December 31st when New Yorkers will have the opportunity to get free hearing screenings conducted by a licensed audiologist. The screenings will take place at CHC’s office at 50 Broadway and aboard its Mobile Hearing Test Unit at various locations throughout New York City.

Centennial Events
  • 24th Annual Comedy Night, April 21, 2010
  • 15th Annual International Noise Awareness Day, April 28, 2010
  • 100th Annual Meeting, May 25, 2010
  • 12th Annual Golf Tournament, June 15, 2010
  • Centennial Gala, Oct 18, 2010

Executive Director Dr. Laurie Hanin reflects on a century of change in her post “Then and Now.”

A Century of Innovation

We were founded in 1910 by educator Edward B. Nitchie who could hear only with the aid of an ear trumpet. Mr. Nitchie graduated with honors from Amherst College in 1899 and went on to become a pioneer in the advancement of lipreading (now known as speechreading).

We applaud our founder’s remarkable achievements and share his vision of a world without limits for all people with hearing loss.

CHC’s Historical Timeline