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Unsurpassed care for children with hearing loss

deaf-child-speech-therapy-nycCHC’s children’s services offer a comprehensive approach to the delivery of pediatric care for children of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Under the leadership of Co-Directors Ellen Lafargue and Elizabeth Ying, CHC’s Pediatric Center of Excellence houses a team of multidisciplinary experts – audiologists, speech therapists, and psychologists – skilled in the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques. Working together, they provide a blend of hearing, speech, educational, and psychological expertise that, in combination with CHC’s enduring emphasis on family-centered care, create a unique and deeper offering for children and their parents.

Our goal for the vast majority of our children who are deaf and hard of hearing is the development of age-appropriate speech, language and social skills that will ensure academic success in a mainstream school.

What makes CHC’s pediatric program so special?

  • An interdisciplinary team of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, education specialists, and a child psychologist dedicated to your child’s developmental needs – every step of the way;
  • Long-acknowledged expertise and leadership in all the disciplines we practice;
  • A family-centered approach that engages the whole family’s participation in the habilitative process, allowing your child to thrive on every level;
  • CHC’s signature combination of individual and group therapy (so essential for social development) from infancy through childhood;
  • The Kellogg Family Resource Center and parent programs that nurture a community of mutually supportive families;
  • The extra time and care every family receives from clinical staff, which children truly need to have the same potential as their peers.

Shelley and Steven Einhorn Audiology and Communication Centers

Services for infants
  • Hearing test (or evaluation) by a licensed pediatric audiologist for initial diagnosis or ongoing monitoring of hearing;
  • Fitting of hearing aids and the verification of hearing aid benefit using HearLab, advanced technology available exclusively in the Northeast at CHC;
  • Hearing aid dispensary – order and fitting of earm0lds and other support services related to the fitting and function of amplification;
  • Habilitative planning;
  • Center-based speech, language and listening therapies for babies (on both an individual and a group basis);
  • Pre- and post-cochlear-implant evaluation and therapy.

CHC is an approved provider of services through the Early Intervention Program (EIP) and Deaf Infant Program (DIP). Contact Dana Selznick Wallack, Educator of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Coordinator of CHC’s Family Resource Center, at 917-305-7855 or dselznick@CHChearing.org to learn more.

How the Early Intervention Program works »

Services for children
  • Hearing test (or evaluation) by a licensed pediatric audiologist for initial diagnosis or ongoing monitoring of hearing;
  • Fitting of hearing aids and the verification of hearing aid benefit;
  • Hearing aid dispensary – order and fitting of earm0lds and other support services related to the fitting and function of amplification;
  • Habilitative planning;
  • Psychoeducational evaluation;
  • Educational support including classroom observations, after-school tutoring (reading, math, writing, organizational skills), reading evaluations, self-advocacy training, and inservices to schools;
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) coordination;
  • Center-based speech, language and listening therapies for children on both an individual and a group basis;
  • Pre- and post-cochlear-implant evaluation and therapy.
Special programs for adolescents and teens
  • Preteen and teen social skills groups;
  • Pragmatic language groups;
  • Turning Points Adolescent Workshop and other special events.
Special programs for parents of children with hearing loss
  • Parent support groups;
  • Parent U symposiums;
  • Evening meet-ups;
  • Workshops;
  • Family events;
  • Grandparents day.

Read Q&A with Co-Director Liz Ying, SLP »

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For the graduates of CHC’s auditory-oral therapy program, the sky’s the limit! Our distinguished alumni have attended top colleges and universities – Yale, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Tufts, NYU, Northwestern, and Harvard (to name a few) – and gone on to have successful careers as lawyers, physicians, investment bankers, marketers, teachers…even an audiologist!

Victoria Worcester, deaf since the age of 3 and a half, is a senior in high school with a bright future and a generous heart. She received services at CHC as a child and recently interned with us so she could give back to CHC families. She shares her story in this life-affirming video.