Our partners at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, a Central Ohio nonprofit, has served children and adults with speech and hearing challenges for nearly 100 years, regardless of affordability.
The Center’s main location in Clintonville serves more than 1,500 speech clients and 2,200 audiology clients annually. The Dublin expansion, made possible by the philanthropic support of The Columbus Foundation, will allow CSHC to reach even more people in need.
Congrats to the entire Columbus Speech & Hearing team and Board on your grand opening in Dublin! Read more about the expansion below.
For nearly 100 years, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center (CSHC) has been raising awareness of speech, language, and hearing disorders and educating central Ohio on the transformational therapies and treatment options available through the Center. This year, there is even more to celebrate with the grand opening of CSHC’s new Dublin Audiology Office in May!
- An estimated 40 million Americans have trouble speaking or hearing due to a communication disorder.
- Hearing loss affects 1 out of every 10 people in central Ohio.
- The CDC estimates that 15% of school-aged children (ages 6-19) have some degree of hearing loss. An estimated 12.5% of children and adolescents (ages 6-19) have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive exposure to noise.
- According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, hearing is critical to speech and language development, communication, and learning. Children with listening difficulties due to hearing loss or auditory processing problems continue to be at risk for developmental delays. Research has identified early skills of language and literacy as important predictors for kindergarten readiness.
- The National Institute of Health estimates that hearing loss affects up to 40% of adults over the age of 65, 60% of adults over the age of 75, and 80% of adults over the age of 85.
- People with hearing loss wait an average of seven years before seeking help.
- To make matters worse, untreated hearing loss compromises wellness and quality of life and increases risk factors for falls, depression, social isolation and cognitive decline.
“Columbus Speech & Hearing Center’s services are needed now more than ever,” says James O. Dye, the Center’s President & CEO. “The personalized services and programs we offer transform people’s lives and improve the communication and quality of life of every person who walks through our doors. Now is the time to change the trajectory of these staggering statistics and squash the stigmas associated with communication disorders.”
Early Detection is Crucial
Speech, language, and hearing disorders can affect people at any age. Although treatable, the longer these disorders are ignored, the harder they can be to manage.
Research shows that early detection, combined with therapy provided by an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, gives children and adults with hearing loss and communication issues the best chance for success in school, society, and their careers.
Screenings are the best way to detect hearing loss or speech challenges early, when there are more treatment options available.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
CSHC, a central Ohio nonprofit, has served those with speech and hearing challenges for nearly 100 years, regardless of affordability. The Center specializes in hearing evaluations, hearing aid sales, speech screenings, therapy and group sessions, and American Sign Language classes.
The Center’s main location in Clintonville already serves more than 1,500 speech clients and 2,200 audiology clients annually. The Dublin expansion, made possible by the philanthropic support of The Columbus Foundation, will allow CSHC to reach even more people in need, especially in the northwest suburbs of Columbus, including Dublin, Plain City, Powell, Hilliard, and Upper Arlington.
CSHC’s new office, located at 5155 Bradenton Ave., Suite 150 in Dublin, will specialize in audiology services for adults, including hearing evaluations and the latest hearing aid technology. The office is now open!
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center (CSHC) is a nonprofit organization that offers personalized speech, hearing and communication services, as well as the latest in hearing aid technology and American Sign Language classes. Serving the central Ohio community for nearly 100 years, CSHC empowers all people with speech and hearing challenges from birth to adult and improves their communication and quality of life. CSHC recently opened a new branch in Dublin and continues to operate an office in Clintonville. For more information, visit columbusspeech.org.