On August 14th, 2018, at the LA County Supervisor’s Meeting held at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, HEAR Center was recognized by LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger for its work in the Los Angeles County.
In her remarks, Supervisor Barger noted that HEAR Center is the only nonprofit hearing and speech clinic located in LA County and that HEAR Center screened over 6,000 individuals for last year. Most of those screened were children under the age of six, and all screenings were conducted for free.
“We are so thrilled that HEAR Center was recognized for its service by Supervisor Barger. HEAR Center takes pride in being the only nonprofit hearing and speech clinic in LA County and hopes to continue its reach within the community“, says Executive Director Ellen Simon.
HEAR Center is the only nonprofit of its kind in Los Angeles County, as it provides free hearing and speech screenings. They also provide free follow-up evaluations at HEAR Center’s office for those children who fail their screening and whose families cannot afford their required care. These services as well as HEAR Center’s sliding scale and no-cost rates are funded in part by local foundations and individual donations as well as revenue generated by hearing aid sales.