Welcome to Loud & ClearSTL, the renamed and renewed blog for the Center for Hearing & Speech. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit agency that provides top quality speech and audiology services for individuals of all ages, regardless of one’s ability to pay. The blog is a tool we’re using to tell you who we are, what we do and how we do it. If you have a question, comment or concern about anything we post, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.
The Center said farewell
this spring to two college volunteers, Nikki Weintge and Sarah Young.
A St. Louis
Community College student, Nikki Weintge
began volunteering in the Center’s Speech-Language Pathology Department in
Summer 2014. She took additional classes to study speech disorders. Over the summer,
Nikki traveled to Asia to work as a missionary. Nikki plans to further her
speech-language studies at Fontbonne University in the fall.
"I loved the opportunities to learn and how much I could take away
each day,” she said of her time at the Center.
As a child, Sarah Young spent six years in speech
therapy, and before starting college she found out she had inherited hearing
loss from her father, who has Meniere’s Disease. She discovered the Center at
St. Louis University’s Service Fair in September 2011. She was a SLU nursing
major with plans to join a national service fraternity and became a Center
Audiology volunteer to earn service hours. Sarah worked in both the Clinic and
the Development Department, but her favorite activity was assisting in the
preparation for the Center’s big annual spring fundraiser.
“I loved making
baskets, wrapping them, and of course the event itself,” she said.
The Center thanks both
Nikki and Sarah for their time and effort and wishes them the best of luck in
their future endeavors.
The Center for
Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides $1.75
million in speech/language and audiology services every year 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.