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What is the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation?
The Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF) is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for children and adults with hearing loss.
The past twenty years have seen many exciting technological innovations for people with acquired profound hearing losses. These have included greatly improved hearing aid designs, specialized assistive listening devices, the introduction and rapid development of cochlear implants, and innovations in tactile aid design. Despite these developments, it is apparent that technology is not always enough, and that some people with acquired deafness require special additional assistance even after the fitting of the most appropriate devices.
These technological advances have also made a great impact on the education of children with profound hearing losses, offering many children the chance to acquire effective speech communication skills. The HRF believes that speech production and reception should be an important option for any profoundly deaf child -- not as a substitute for sign, but rather as one component of her/his battery of communication skills.
The HRFs Board of Management includes some of the most influential figures in audiology, education, and aural rehabilitation, including: Myles Kessler, Harry Levitt, Joseph Montano, Geoff Plant, J. Michael Reynolds, Ted Simmons, and Tad Zelski.
Since its inception, the HRF has been an important provider of services and resources for people with hearing loss and related professionals. These contributions have included:
How can I help?
Please help us carry on our work by making a contribution. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation are tax deductible. Checks should be sent to:
Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation
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