FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Center for Hearing and Communication Celebrates NEA’s Read Across America Day Mar 2, 2019

NEW YORK/March 1, 2019 – The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) will celebrate the joy of reading on Saturday, March 2 from 10 AM to 12 PM, and recognize Dr. Seuss’ birthday at CHC’s headquarters at 50 Broadway in Manhattan.  Children with hearing loss, ages three to eight and their families, will come to CHC to enjoy a day of face painting, balloon art, cotton candy, and special time with CHC deaf and hard of hearing teens who will read together with the younger children.

CHC’s world class auditory-oral speech and language program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing teaches children with all degrees of hearing loss to use spoken language, to hear using hearing aids or cochlear implants, and to join their peers in mainstream educational environments. Children are introduced to reading in their very early preschool years as mastering reading is the cornerstone of later education. CHC’s Teacher of the Deaf, Dana Selznick, makes learning to read fun and before they know it, many of our four-year-olds are fluent readers. “Knowing that children with hearing loss often struggle with reading, I try to empower our children to gain literacy skills alongside or even ahead of their hearing peers. At CHC, our goal is to provide children with the necessary skills to hear, speak and read about the world around them. We are excited to share with our kids how fun reading can be by celebrating the author who brought us endless pages of imagination,” says Ms. Selznick.

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Founded in 1910, CHC is a historic pillar of support, offering high-quality, comprehensive services to empower New Yorkers affected by hearing loss, deafness or listening challenges. CHC provides audiology services, hearing aid dispensing, speech and language therapy, and emotional health and wellness counseling for people of all ages, with all degrees of hearing loss. This event is a presentation of the Muriel and Murry Kalik Connection Center with funding support from the Achelis and Bodman Foundation.

Established in 1910, the Center for Hearing and Communication is an accredited nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive services to empower people affected by hearing loss, deafness or listening challenges, regardless of age, ability to pay, and mode of communication. 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. Learn more at www.CHChearing.org. Call (917) 305-7766 to make an appointment for clinical services or request information.