About Texas Hearing Institute
Texas Hearing Institute (formerly known as The Center for Hearing and Speech) is the most comprehensive pediatric hearing loss organization in Texas. In addition to offering specialized audiology, speech therapy, early childhood education, family support services, and professional expertise, Texas Hearing Institute provides compassionate care and hope to children and families affected by hearing loss.
Texas Hearing Institute is based out of Houston, Texas, and annually serves thousands of children throughout Texas and beyond via its campus in the Texas Medical Center, virtual platforms, and school-based hearing screenings.
Simply put, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in the hearing loss field and use any means possible to give every child who comes to us the gift of sound and communication. Our highly skilled staff, passion for helping children, and dedication to changing lives has made Texas Hearing Institute a gold standard for comprehensive pediatric hearing loss services.
Texas Hearing Institute is a United Way agency and provides all services on a sliding fee scale.
Texas Hearing Institute was founded in 1947 as a school for the deaf by four parents with the foresight to realize that children with hearing loss could learn to listen, speak, and communicate verbally at a level that would allow them to attend mainstream schools. Over time, the Houston School for the Deaf evolved to become the nationally renowned Texas Hearing Institute by continuously advancing our treatment methods to keep pace with technological advances so we can achieve optimal outcomes for our patients. We look forward to continuing our heartfelt mission for many more years to come.
The mission of Texas Hearing Institute is to enable children with hearing loss to reach their full potential by teaching them listening, speaking, and literacy skills.
Who We Serve
Texas Hearing Institute serves children from infancy to age 21, as well as their parents. Texas Hearing Institute’s programs have four focus areas: the Audiology Department, Speech Therapy Services, the Melinda Webb School, and Support Services. Children come from over 419 ZIP codes and 44 counties, demonstrating the vital needs Texas Hearing Institute fulfills in our extended community.
All children with hearing loss will be identified early, families will have access to medical and educational resources, and professionals will provide a supportive, learning environment where self-reliance through spoken language is achieved.
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