Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Center Audiologist Celebrates One-Year Work Anniversary

Kate Sinks, Au.D, CCC-A, F-AAA is celebrating her ‘official’ one-year work anniversary this month at the Center.

She’s actually been around the facility on a part-time basis since 2009. “I have a bit of history with the Center,” she said.

Sinks worked part-time in the Center’s audiology clinic in December 2009. She continued until July 2010, when she began working on an as-needed basis for the Center’s Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. During that time she also worked for an ear, nose and throat doctor.

Last December she was thrilled to rejoin her old friends on a full-time basis and looks forward to making new ones, too.

“Dr. Sinks is a fantastic audiologist and a great team member,” said Dr. Rebecca Frazier, the Center’s chief audiologist. “She is always willing to step in and help out. And, more importantly, patients love her as much as we do!”

Sinks sees between five to 15 patients per day. She performs diagnostic hearing tests and auditory processing disorder evaluations. She fits and repairs hearing aids, counsels patients regarding Bluetooth accessories, alerting systems for the home and the use of amplified telephones.

She loves her job, she says, but like many medical professionals she’s not terribly fond of the paperwork that comes with it.  

Paperwork aside, perhaps what has kept Sinks so devoted to the Center is its mission of serving those with communications disorders who can’t afford treatment. “The need to effectively communicate is fundamental in our society and critical for the health and wellness of every person. I feel that right shouldn't be denied due to lack of income,” she said.  

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that last year donated $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. 

It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2014 TORCH award in October.

The award is given to charities and businesses that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices,” according to the BBB.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Center for Hearing & Speech Sets Record School Screening Year



Screeners take a break at the Center's holiday party
held in mid-December this year. 
The Center for Hearing & Speech screened 14,156 school children for vision and hearing deficits in 2014, said Sarah Igoe, School Screening Coordinator. This number surpasses the 2008 record of 11,985 screenings by 2,171. 

The main reason for the increase: “We are screening more students in more and bigger schools,” Igoe said. “Congratulations to the screeners for all their hard work.”

 “This year’s services reached 18% more than in our previous record breaking year. This is tremendous and I am proud the Center has touched so many young lives in one year,” said the Center’s Executive Director Rita Tintera.

The Center screens students ages three years and older. On a rotating basis, eight screeners travel to schools in St. Louis City and St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln and Jefferson counties. The majority of schools don’t pay for these services, Igoe said.

Children found to have hearing deficits are referred back to the Center for treatment. Igoe follows up with parents and/or guardians to ensure they know appropriate, targeted treatments for their children are available at a free or reduced cost.

Parents and/or guardians whose children fail the vision screen are provided with a list of seven area eye care clinics, all of which provide services to Medicaid patients and some that provide services free of charge.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that in 2013 provided $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis.

It is a proud member of the United Way and in October was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2014 TORCH award.

The award is given to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices,” according to the BBB.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Center Employee Celebrates Work Anniversary

Beverly Hawthorne has an extra reason to celebrate this holiday season.

It’s her four-year employment anniversary at the Center for Hearing & Speech.

Hawthorne is the Center’s office assistant, wearing many hats on a day-in, day-out basis.

“I am glad to have Beverly as part of our support team, which is the backbone of our day to day operations,” said the Center’s Director of Finance Kimberly Camp.

Among her many responsibilities include answering as many as 85 calls to the Center per day; sending out financial assistance applications; reviewing them for income documentation; and scheduling client appointments.  She also processes incoming payments and reconciles financial records for the speech/language and audiology clinics. In addition, she logs all donations to the Center’s Development Department.

 “I enjoy my job because I’m able to help a population that otherwise couldn't afford audiology and speech/language services,” she said.

In her spare time, Hawthorne enjoys Bible study, her family and friends and an occasional restaurant meal.

She has two parakeets named Fidget June, a male, and Tumbalynn, a female. The two are siblings.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that in 2013 provided $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis.

It is a proud member of the United Way and in October was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2014 TORCH award.

The award is given to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices,” according to the BBB.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ann Munier Celebrates Eight Years with Center in January

Ann Munier talks up the Center for Hearing & Speech at an area
health fair. 
Ann Munier will celebrate her eight-year anniversary with the Center for Hearing & Speech in January.

Munier is the Center’s Community Outreach Coordinator.

It’s her job to tell people about the Center and its services, and the assistance it offers patients who cannot afford treatment for speech/language and audiology challenges they or family members face.

“Ann is the face and voice of the Center to many in our community,” said Rita Tintera, executive director. “She does a great job keeping in touch with professionals that share our same target population - those without the financial resources to access services.”

 “I talk to social workers, clinicians, a whole variety of people,” Munier said. “Some know about our services and some don’t.”

She also sets up Center exhibits at area health fairs. While she participates in as many as she can on behalf of the Center throughout the year, some months are busier than others. “Spring and fall are my busy seasons,” she said. “It does tend to pick up right before school starts.” 

Munier travels throughout the 16-county United Way of Greater St. Louis service area. It stretches west from Warren County in Missouri eastward to Clinton County in Illinois.

While her job keeps her on the move, Munier enjoys it a lot. “The services the Center provides are great, and its mission to help people afford them is wonderful,” she said.

In her spare time Munier likes to read psychology books and travel to new places.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that in 2013 provided $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis.

It is a proud member of the United Way and in October was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2014 TORCH award.

The award is given to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices,” according to the BBB.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brad Bishop rotates off Center's Board of Directors

The Center's Executive Director, Rita Tintera, right, gave
outgoing board member Brad Bishop a service award
in early December.  Bishop served on the Center's
board of directors for 15 years. 
Brad Bishop has rotated off the Center’s board of directors.

He has served on the board since 1999.

“It is not often that a board member such as Brad comes along,” said the Center’s Executive Director Rita Tintera. “He is dedicated to the cause and provides exceptional leadership. I will miss his presence, but know that he is just a phone call away when I am in need of advice.”

Bishop originally joined the board as a favor to a friend. He maintained ties with the Center for more than a decade because of its work on behalf of St. Louisans needing help with communications disorders but having little or no means to afford treatment.
   
“Over the years I have come to know and appreciate just how much the Center does in serving the ‘underserved’ that need assistance in speech and hearing,” he said. Bishop has personal experience with the Center as well. His 14-year-old son was a Center client for short spurts during summer breaks to help keep him on track with speech pathology exercises.

During his board tenure, Bishop served on numerous committees, and as treasurer, vice president and board president, twice. His greatest sense of accomplishment was being a “constant,” he says, someone who was there when the Center evaluated programs that did not serve its mission as well as originally intended.

His years with the Board also helped new members feel more connected to the Center. “My history has provided some grounding to the new members that come along,” he said.
 
He encourages anyone who wants to feel part of the community and give back to consider volunteering and ultimately board service. “The rewards more than offset any negatives. You really get to meet some wonderful people – staff, board, donors, etc.”

Bishop is a graduate of the University of Florida. He is partner in Matter Family Office. Prior to this he was a senior vice president of The Commerce Trust Company.

He is a board member of the Animal Protective Association of Missouri and serves on the investment committee of Forest Park Forever.

Bishop is an avid reader, enjoys running and training for triathlons.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'Adopt' the Center for Hearing & Speech this holiday season

As the holidays approach, the Center for Hearing & Speech is encouraging area companies to consider ‘adopting’ it.

“If your employer adopts a charity for giving this time of year, please remember the Center when nominations are being considered or accepted. Such a program can be of great benefit to us and our clients,” said Jeff Tarr, the Center’s director of development.

With the help of Center board member Mary Jennings last year, nearly $7,000 was donated by Sandberg Phoenix von Gontard’s Charitable Efforts Foundation to benefit the Center.

The $7,000 provided either:

                                  ·          Nearly 1,000 low-income children with hearing and vision tests through the School Screening Program to detect unseen disorders;

                                  ·          Seven children each received 12 speech/language therapy sessions by trained and licensed speech/language pathologists in the comfort of their own schools or at the Center to help correct speech deficits; or

                                  ·          Seven adults or five children each received complete hearing evaluations, one hearing aid and follow up visits to check that equipment was serving their needs and that they are able to communicate effectively with others.

Another Center board member, Lisa Luetkemeyer, arranged for the Center to receive $750 last holiday season. Attorneys at the firm where she works decided to donate to a charity in lieu of purchasing gifts for one another.

“The Center puts every dollar donated to good use by helping St. Louisans communicate better and live more fulfilled lives,” Tarr said.

If your employer is interested in establishing a charitable giving program during the holidays or throughout the year, please contact Jeff at 314-968-4710.

The Center for Hearing & Speech was founded in 1920. It is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that last year donated $1.75 million in speech/language therapy, audiology and school screening services to St. Louisans and those in surrounding communities.

It is a proud member of the United Way, and was recently awarded the Better Business Bureau’s TORCH Award. The awards are given annually to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices.”


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Center's Annual Fall Appeal is Now Underway

The Center for Hearing & Speech annual Fall Appeal began in November and runs through the end of the year. 
  
The multi-colored brochure, mailed to past, present and potential Center supporters, features five clients’ stories and how Center services have enhanced their abilities to communicate.

It also underscores the fact that communication disorders are the nation’s No. 1 disability. Although most are highly treatable, the steep costs of hearing aids and speech therapy prohibit many individuals from seeking help.
    
Katherine has been wearing hearing aids for 15 years. She calls them her diamonds because they are ‘her best friends.’

Alexander’s health complications and seizures caused him to slur his words. He’s been in speech therapy for the past year to better prepare him for the challenges of kindergarten. Family and friends say he is now much more easily understood when he speaks.

Anthony is a junior class vice president and maintains a 4.2 GPA. A premature baby, he lost his hearing due to antibiotics that kept him alive. The hearing aids he received at the Center have helped him achieve high academic goals and provide motivation for him to help others.
     
“The Center conducts annual appeals in both fall and summer in efforts to raise funds to bring much needed hearing aids and related services or speech/language therapy to those in need in the St. Louis area,” said Jeff Tarr, the Center’s development director.

“Many communication disorders are highly treatable. Our appeals help to ensure these local residents to maintain their freedom and independence and to help build confidence to break invisible barriers that can lead to isolation, anxiety and depression.” 
   
Donations can either be mailed to the Center at 9835 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63119-1243, or made online at the Center’s website, www.hearing-speechstlouis.org.

The Center for Hearing & Speech was founded in 1920. It is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that last year contributed $1.75 million in speech therapy, audiology and school screening services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding communities.

It is a proud member of the United Way and a 2014 recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s TORCH award. The awards are given to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices.” 

For more information, please call the Center at 314-968-4170.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sayeed Sanaullah joins the board of directors at the Center for Hearing & Speech

Sayeed Sanaullah
Mr. Sayeed Sanaullah has joined the board of directors at the Center for Hearing & Speech.

“We are excited to have Sayeed with us.  He brings high intellect, enthusiasm and a keen interest in our mission,” said the Center’s Executive Director Rita Tintera.

Mr. Sanaullah has worked for more than four years at Wells Fargo. He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy & Analytics for Wells Fargo Advisors, the brokerage business for the company. It has $1.4 trillion in client assets.

In this role, he leads strategic efforts to grow the business and protect it per compliance with federal and state securities laws and regulations.

Mr. Sanaullah is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, the number one engineering school in the country. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in economics.

He received an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business in May 2010 with concentrations in strategy and finance.

He is a Wharton Fellow of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The Fellows Program brings together top executives from many disciplines and focuses on networking and meeting and overcoming business challenges in the rapidly changing global environment. 

In his spare time, Mr. Sanaullah enjoys learning about different cultures.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Building Permits Not Required For Houses that Benefit Center Programs

Builders, far right, work on the 2013 Gingerbread House at
 River City Casino and Hotel 

Building and decorating a new home right before the holidays can be enough stress to send even the easiest going among us straight to the eggnog punch. For Executive Pastry Chefs Eric Phillips and Stephan Schubert, it’s weekend work, and no building permits are required.

The two award-winning chefs led culinary arts teams that constructed two life-size gingerbread houses, one for Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and the other for River City Casino and Hotel, the weekend before Thanksgiving.
 
It’s all for a great cause.

The chefs, Pinnacle Entertainment and iHeartMedia’s 103.3 KLOU are all working hard to raise money to benefit the Center for Hearing & Speech’s Not So Silent Night (NSSN) event.

In addition to the smell of gingerbread wafting through the air, inside the houses are ‘roomy' dining tables for six. For a $25 reservation fee per person, you can eat a pre-set three-course meal or order something off the regular menu. The $25 reservation fee is donated directly to the Center to help ensure Not So Silent Nights become reality for those with communications disorders.

The ‘architect’ of the homes is Cindy Collins, a member of the Center’s board of directors and on air talent at 103.3 KLOU. A few years ago, she and her contact at Pinnacle Entertainment tossed around ideas to raise money for the Center. Her contact came up with the idea of NSSN. The first year Pinnacle properties offered a turkey burger and donated money to the Center for each one sold.

“The second year, River City’s Executive Chef John Johnson had the idea for the gingerbread houses,” Collins said. “He’d always built a small one as a display and thought, ‘Why not max it out and let people dine inside?’ He teamed up with the executive pastry chef and they built two amazing houses, one for each property,” she said.

Last year there was one house at River City Casino and Hotel.

This year, the two NSSN gingerbread houses are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, November 24 to Wednesday, December 24.

Reservations for dining at the Ameristar house can be made by calling 636-940-4454. Please call 314-388-7625 for reservations at River City.

There will be a life-size Gingerbread Man stationed outside both houses. Upload your selfies with him to KLOU.com for a chance to win a $50 Ameristar or River City restaurant gift certificate.
   
Although the insides of both houses are completely edible, Collins asks patrons to “please don’t … Santa is watching, you know!”

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that last year donated $1.75 million in audiology, speech therapy and school screening services to residents of the metropolitan St. Louis area and surrounding communities. 

It is a proud member of the United Way, and a 2014 recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s TORCH award. The awards are given to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices.”
 
For more information, please call the Center at 314-968-4170 or check it out on the web at www.hearing-speechstlouis.org.




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

United Way of St. Louis Sets New Donation Record

The 2014 United Way Campaign raised a record $73,000,075, according to an announcement that appeared on the agency’s Facebook page November 11.
The money raised this year surpassed last year’s total by about $746,000, said Ashley Gammon, Director of Communications for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
Through the generous donations of their employees, companies including Edward Jones; Monsanto; Enterprise Holdings, Inc.; Anheuser Busch Inc.; Emerson; Ameren; Wells Fargo; BJC Healthcare; Centene Corporation; Boeing; MasterCard; Nestle Purina Pet Care Company; Schnucks Markets Inc.; and World Wide Technology Inc. each raised between $1 million to $5 million, Gammon said.
“For all of you who invest in the potential of others – thank you,” said Orvin Kimbrough, President & CEO for United Way of Greater St. Louis in his blog post. “Like you I want great things for our region.  In the spirit that this region rallies to mobilize resources every year through United Way for this community, I believe we can rally and over time put in place the conditions that will change the trajectory of a generation of young people.”   
According to its website, the United Way serves more than three million individuals in the St. Louis metropolitan area. More than 170 non-profits receive monies from the annual campaign.   
The Center for Hearing & Speech received $388,951 from United Way last year, said development director Jeff Tarr. “The Center has been supported by the United Way of Greater St. Louis since 1947. Today, we are still a proud member and the support we receive from the United Way allows the Center to help thousands of St. Louisans of all ages in need every year. We are extremely thankful for this vital assistance that allows the Center to fulfill its mission!”
Founded in 1920, the Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that last year provided approximately $1.75 million in audiology, speech therapy and school screening services to residents in the greater metropolitan St. Louis area and surrounding communities. Since its inception, its goal is to provide quality of life to children and adults with hearing and speech deficits, regardless of one’s ability to pay.
For more information please call 314-968-4170 or check it out on the web at www.hearing-speechstlouis.org.    


Friday, November 21, 2014

Resolve To Give Back; Join Center's Young Friends Group

Shaun Nordgaarden, left, and his family enjoy an ice skating
event with the Center's Young Friend's group. 
Procrastinators take note: you have less than 50 days to buy and wrap those Christmas presents, make cookies and figure out those New Year’s resolutions.

If you’re a young professional looking for some inspiration, Shaun Nordgaarden’s story may convince you giving something back to the community is just as healthy as joining a gym.
    
Nordgaarden, an MBA candidate at Washington University’s Olin School of Business, joined the Center’s board of directors in 2012 through the school’s Board Fellow Program.

His life has been personally touched by hearing loss. His son Chase was born with Waardenburg’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes early onset hearing loss. He’s completely deaf in one ear.
 
As part of an effort to increase community awareness of the Center, Nordaargen and four members of his MBA project team created the Young Friends Group in summer 2013. They’ve never looked back.  
 
He’s inviting young professionals throughout the metropolitan St. Louis region to join up in support of a good cause.

“I would encourage other young professionals to join an organization like the Center because of the joy that you can receive from giving back to your community,” he said.

His friends have accompanied him to group events and have had a great time. “The connections and friendships that you create help you grow your personal skills and network.”

Events in which the group participates vary from formal meetings to wine & canvas painting, volunteering for the Moonlight Ramble, pub nights and ice skating. 

The Center’s Young Friend’s Group is hosting a Christmas party Tuesday, December 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Hearing & Speech, located at 9835 Manchester Road. There’s no charge to attend. Just RSVP to Martha Coleman, the Center’s communications and volunteer manager, at 314-968-4710 or colemanm@chsstl.org  
  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Azra Ahmad Joins The Center for Hearing & Speech's Cause

Azra-Ahmad
Azra Ahmad has joined the board of directors at the Center for Hearing & Speech.

"Azra's speech pathology education and experience is a perfect fit for the Center and fills a void in our Board matrix,” said the Center’s Executive Director Rita Tintera. “She works directly, as an attorney, with the communities that the Center has as our target populations; the lower income less advantaged.”

In addition to having earned a master’s degree in speech/language pathology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, Ahmad has personal experience with communications disorders.
    
“My son stuttered when he was young and with intensive speech therapy he speaks fluently now,” she said. “I recognize the importance of early intervention and appreciate how vital communication is for the basic human interaction.”

Ahmad earned a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. She is an attorney with Mid-America Law Practice LLC.  She is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association. She helped create the South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and Wealth Counsel.

In addition to working in a busy practice, she provides legal consults to members of a local civil rights group and has been involved with the Missouri Bar’s Read Across America program.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Center for Hearing & Speech Gives Kids an Extra Reason to Smile in October

Dr. Rebecca Frazier, front row, gathers with area audiologists,
audiology students and a client at the October Give Kids A Smile
biannual dental health fair at St. Louis University.

Give Kids A Smile (GKAS), a non-profit organization that organizes biannual dental health fairs for area children who live at or below the *federal poverty level, sponsored a clinic at St. Louis University (SLU) in late October.

The Center for Hearing & Speech pitched in to give the kids and their families an extra reason to smile. 

In addition to full-service dental care, children were able to receive audiology services to detect hearing disorders.

Dr. Rebecca Frazier, Au.D., CCC-A, chief audiologist at the Center for Hearing & Speech, along with a team of area audiologists screened 186 children during the two-day event, said Joan Allen, GKAS Executive Director. 
  
Dr. Frazier has been providing audiology services at GKAS clinics since 2008.

“I choose to go to the GKAS clinics because it is always so wonderful to help young people,” Dr. Frazier said.  "I have a soft spot for the kids who don’t have access to our services on a regular basis.  It just feels good to help,” she said.

Dr. Frazier serves as volunteer director of the audiology clinic. Her job is to round up area audiologists and audiology students, plus their equipment, to help out at the two-day event.“We have some of the most amazing audiologists in town who give of their time and talent to serve these wonderful young people,” she said.

The total value of audiology services Dr. Frazier and her team donated to GKAS was $71,000, Allen said. “We are sincerely thankful for their skills and generosity.”

The next GKAS clinic takes place Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2015 at SLU. The appointment lines open on December 1. Please call GKAS at 636-397-6453 for more information.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that last year provided $1.75 million in audiology, school screening and speech/language therapy services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding areas.
    
It is a proud member of the United Way.

For more information about the Center, please call 314-968-4710 or check it out on the web at www.hearing-speechstlouis.org.


*The 2013 federal poverty level for a family of four is $23,550, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Greater St. Louis Health Foundation Awards $10,550 for Center's Audiology Program



The Greater St. Louis Health Foundation has awarded $10,550 to the audiology program of the Center for Hearing & Speech.

The grant will help fund the project, “Audiology for Low and Middle-Income Adults.”   It will be used to provide hearing assessments, treatment and follow up care for hearing loss to 10 low- and middle- income adults ages 21 and older who would otherwise not be able to pay for the services.

The Center’s new partnership in north St. Louis City at the Grace Hill Murphy O’Fallon Health Center will play a role in this program, allowing the Center to continue offering audiology services to a community in need.

“Left untreated, hearing loss can get worse, become a source of frustration or misunderstanding, severely limit social interactions, cause depression and even challenge long-term independence,” said the Center’s Executive Director Rita Tintera. “People with hearing loss are also more likely to be victims of crime.”

Lack of transportation and costs for services may prevent low- to middle-income individuals from seeking care for a hearing impairment.

The average hearing aid costs about $1,400, said Dr. Rebecca Frazier, Au.D., CCC-A, Chief Audiologist at the Center.  Fitting both ears costs around $2,800 and can run as much as $5,600.

Although some people can afford to private pay for hearing aids, many can’t, Dr. Frazier said. “We exist to help people who can’t afford these prices.  We offer our services at a price that’s more in line with what they can pay.”

The project will also track and measure how better hearing improves the quality of life, prevents or improves communications disabilities and helps improve any social isolation that  participants may have experienced.

Last year, the Center served 1,571 audiology clients, 61 percent of whom received financial scholarships.  The Center also provided 613 hearing aids to clients, 86 percent of whom received a financial scholarship.

Founded in 1920, the Center for Hearing & Speech provided approximately $1.75 million in audiology, speech and school screening services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding communities in 2013.

It’s a proud member of the United Way.

The Center can be reached at 314-968-4710 or find it on the web at www.hearing-speechstlouis.org.