We believe kids with hearing loss can do anything. That’s why we partner with parents to make that dream a reality. For nearly fifty years, Hear Indiana has empowered and supported families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing through listening and spoken language services. Walking alongside Hoosier parents and children, we provide the information, education, advocacy, and hope you need to move your child from striving to thriving.
During the Rubella epidemic that quadrupled the number of children born with hearing loss in the 1960s, ten families gathered together in Muncie, Indiana to lay the foundation that would become Hear Indiana. At that time, it was common practice that all children with hearing loss over 80dB were institutionalized. But, the founding members of Hear Indiana disagreed with that tenet and decided their children could—and would—benefit from mainstream education.
Since then, Hear Indiana has worked tirelessly to educate parents, lobby at the Statehouse, provide equal access to the latest and greatest therapies, advocate, and give thousands of children the opportunity to hear.
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Dear Consumers and Families,
The daily news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been very important to Hear Indiana. We remain concerned about the health and safety of our staff, patients, and outside guests.
Hear Indiana has limited all visitors. We are not holding any meetings in the building, and we are cancelling Hear INcouragement night and postponing any events through the end of April, though this could be extended. This includes postponing the Amplifier Awards originally scheduled for 4/21. Please stay tuned for updated event information in the future!
In terms of the Speech and Hearing Resource Center services, we are following guidance from the CDC and Easterseals Crossroads. At this point, Easterseals Crossroads and our office are open and operating as normal with the following exceptions:
We are strongly encouraging families to only bring the patient and one parent to an appointment. We also encourage you to stay home if you or a family member is sick or if you are uncomfortable keeping an appointment. Please call us and we will reschedule your appointment.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions about your child’s upcoming appointment, issues with devices, questions about telehealth services (e.g., teletherapy) or the measures we have taken to keep our facilities, staff, and families healthy.
May you be well,
Hear Indiana Staff
ps) One of our core values is INNOVATION. Please stay tuned for ways that we will continue to help deaf and hard of hearing children remotely through this time.