Center for Hearing and Communication Launches "Ask the Experts"
Editor: The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) has announced a
new online resource for people looking for hearing loss information. It
sounds like a great way to get questions answered. Here's the press
release. Oh, and for those who don't recognize this organization, they've
recently changed their name from the League for the Hard of Hearing.
People whose lives have been touched by hearing loss are hungry for
answers to questions that constantly run through their mind. How do I find
the resources I need? Who can help me advocate for my child? Which
amplified phone is right for me? These questions and many more can
sometimes go unanswered while an individual waits to meet with his or her
hearing healthcare professional. Or worse, the questions go unanswered
because the person does not live in proximity to a clinician with the
necessary expertise and experience. Addressing this need for increased
access to hearing healthcare professionals, the Center for Hearing and
Communication announces the launch of "Ask the Experts."
"Ask the Experts" is an online resource that puts consumers directly in
touch with CHC clinicians and other staff members with the appropriate
expertise to answer their questions and direct them to the resources
they're looking for. The information is exchanged typically within 24
hours via an online Q&A forum housed on www.chchearing.org. Questions and
answers that pertain to a topic of universal interest are posted on the
site for all visitors to read. The privacy of individuals submitting
questions is carefully protected.
"Ask the Experts" is just one of the innovative features on the Center
for Hearing and Communication's new website at www.chchearing.org. The
site functions as both an information resource and a marketing tool
promoting CHC's wide array of hearing and communication services for
people of all ages with hearing loss. Says Laurie Hanin, CHC's Executive
Director, "Our new site is an interactive resource addressing the needs
not only of the one million people with hearing loss in New York City, but
also the 38 million people across the country who now have access to our
renowned team of clinicians. We recognize the importance of giving people
with hearing loss the ability to communicate with us online because
communication over the phone can often be a challenge."
"Ask the Experts" is a service of the Family Resource Center at CHC
which is made possible by the generous support of The Bodman Foundation,
the J. C. Kellogg Foundation, the Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation,
the Morgan Stanley Foundation/VIP Program, and The Thomas and Agnes Carvel
The Center for Hearing and Communication, formerly League for the Hard
of Hearing, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve
the quality of life for infants, children and adults with all degrees of
hearing loss. Established in 1910, CHC accomplishes its mission by
providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are
hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to
pay, or mode of communication, and by striving to empower consumers to
achieve their potential.