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Year-End Letter from Exec. Director, Laurie Hanin

Posted December 16, 2020

Dear CHC Friend,

Laurie Hanin, Executive Director of Center for Hearing and Communication

Laurie Hanin, Ph.D., CCC-A
Executive Director

I hope this message from the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) finds you safe and well. The past several months have posed considerable challenges for those living with hearing loss. More than ever, CHC is here to provide care and support, connection and hope. But we cannot do it alone. I invite you to learn how we’ve adapted our services to today’s world and urge you to make a donation to help us continue our critical work.

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Hear for You

On March 17th, our renowned center-based services transitioned to a 100% virtual program. That astonishing achievement is as much a tribute to our incredible clients as it is our first-rate staff! We’ve since reintroduced onsite services on a limited basis, but telehealth continues to be an important way we connect with our clients, provide individualized care and impact lives for the better. To date, we’ve facilitated over 6,000 virtual visits, assuring our community that, regardless of circumstances, we’re here for you.

Support and Solutions

CHC’s speech-language pathologists are now teaching deaf and hard of hearing babies and toddlers to listen and talk in telehealth sessions. They’re working with parents, fielding endless questions, and using creative teletherapy techniques to engage young minds. Together with our teachers of the deaf, they’re overseeing virtual group therapy sessions – for parents and toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children – an innovation you’ll only find at CHC.

Our mental health counselors are providing psychotherapy and support to more clients than ever before. And our audiologists are using state-of-the-art hearing aid technology to reimagine hearing health care so those who need to stay home can still get the help they need. While life keeps us apart, it’s more important than ever that we stay connected.

For all those in need, CHC is here with support and solutions.

Make a Donation Today

CHC serves as a critical safety net for individuals and families navigating the challenges brought on by the pandemic. With more than 50% of our revenue coming from fundraising, CHC’s programs are only possible because of the generous support of individuals like you. Please make a tax-deductible donation today to ensure CHC’s services continue to empower infants, children and adults to overcome their hearing difficulties and fully engage in life.

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With our deepest gratitude and warm wishes,

CHC Executive Director Laurie Hanin's signature



Laurie Hanin, Ph.D., CCC-A
Executive Director

Your support makes CHC’s care possible

Through a unique blend of comprehensive and clinically outstanding onsite services and outreach programs, CHC impacts the quality of life for 50,000 infants, children and adults annually. For many, we are the only place to turn, serving all regardless of ability to pay; for everyone, we offer the highest caliber of care in all of our specialties.

CHC’s life-changing services for all ages are possible only with the support of caring individuals like you.

Ways to give

Consider the following ways to give and please lend your support today.

Online donation

Make a secure online donation using a credit or debit card. If you’re making a tribute or memorial gift, be sure to enter the name of the individual you are honoring so that we can send a notification to the person or family indicated. Please consider maximizing the impact of your contribution by making a recurring gift. We welcome general donations as well as those specifically in support of the Florida office.  Donate now.

Check or credit card donation

To mail us a donation, send your check made out to Center for Hearing and Communication (or CHC) to the address below:

Center for Hearing and Communication
Development Department
50 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004

If you prefer, phone us at (917) 305-7702 to make a gift using your credit card.

CARES Act incentives for individuals and corporations

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes incentives that encourage individual and corporate giving to help nonprofits navigate through this crisis. Highlights are:

  • 100% of AGI limit available for cash gifts to most public charities: For the 2020 tax year, individuals may deduct cash gifts to public charities in an amount up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI). The CARES Act increases the limit on individual taxpayers’ deductions for cash contributions to public charities from 60% of the individual’s AGI to 100% of the individual’s AGI.
  • New above the line deduction for cash contributions: The CARES Act allows up to $300 of qualified cash charitable contributions to be considered in computing AGI by an individual ($600 for a married couple) who does not itemize deductions.
  • Increase in limit for corporate tax payers: The CARES Act increased the income limits on the deduction for charitable cash contributions from 10% of the corporation’s taxable income to 25% of the corporation’s taxable income.

The above is a snapshot of the provisions enacted in to the CARES Act. For determining individual applicability of these provisions, please consult your professional advisors.

Matching gift

If you or your spouse works for a company that offers a matching gift program, you can ask your company to match that donation – doubling, sometimes tripling your impact. Use the search tool below to see if you’re eligible for a matching gift and be sure to follow any instructions that are provided.


Car donation

CHC is a participating charity in the Miles Ahead car donation program. Miles Ahead makes it easy to donate your car regardless of its condition. Visit Miles Ahead and select the Center for Hearing and Communication as your trusted charity partner.  Visit Miles Ahead.

Planned giving

Ensure that our programs and services are available to the next generation of families living with the challenges of hearing loss through planned giving. We welcome gifts through a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, trusts, and other estate plans. For more information, contact Nancy Nadler, Deputy Executive Director, at (917) 305-7810 or

Contact us

Please direct any questions regarding our organization or a possible gift to the Development Department at (917) 305-7702 or

The Center for Hearing and Communication is an accredited non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.




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