| Sep 7, 2018
Summer Update: At-Risk Children with Hearing Loss
A hearing screening test is given to a child
Your donation has given the gift of hearing to deserving children in Washington, DC.
This past June, Chattering Children partnered with the National Center for Children and Families to conduct hearing screenings and evaluations off-site for low-income students in underserved neighborhoods in Washington, DC. A team of four clinicians went to a public elementary school in Southeast to conduct hearing screenings to over 70 young children, spending 20 hours over two days there. Our team used the diagnostic equipment, supplies and kits that Chattering Children purchased thanks to the donations like yours made through our Global Giving campaign. Several children were identified with hearing loss, and Chattering Children's team was able to make recommendations for intervention.
We will continue to work with the National Center for Children and Families and other agencies to conduct hearing screening events in Washington DC for children who don't have access to these services. In addition, we are now planning to expand outreach to infants who are at risk of having unidentified or untreated hearing loss. We will conduct a fundraising effort this fall to purchase portable diagnostic equipment specifically designed for infants. Once the necessary funds are raised and the equipment acquired, we will coordinate with agencies in the city to conduct hearing screening events at accessible locations such as community centers and clinics in low-income neighborhoods.
All of us at Chattering Children are grateful for the generous funding enabling us to serve children in underserved areas of the city this summer and in the future. We are excited to embark on a new project that will give us the opportunity to serve newborns and infants in need. By providing diagnostics and intervention at an even younger age, we can help ensure that there is no delay in development due to hearing loss.
We will keep you informed of our progress and would be honored if you and other supporters would partner with us on this upcoming project.
Thank you for your commitment and generosity!
A CC audiologist examines the inner ear of a child
Our audiologist explains screening to young child
Diagnostic equipment funded by GlobalGiving