The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) is the only full-service resource in Houston, and one of only three in Texas, that teaches children with mild to profound hearing loss to speak rather than use sign language. With the aid of advanced technology, highly trained staff and its listening-based approach to developing communication skills in the hearing impaired, CHS has helped thousands of children develop listening, speaking and literacy skills needed to succeed in the mainstream hearing world.
CHS provides services for children from infancy to age 18, as well as for their parents, within three areas: the Melinda Webb School, the Audiology Clinic, and the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. CHS's teachers, audiologists and speech pathologists use the latest technology and most up-to-date teaching techniques to help every child succeed and gain independence.
At CHS, our highly trained professionals are leading experts in their fields. We have the largest number of Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists in the state, all our audiologists have doctorate degrees and specialization in pediatric audiology and our education team is comprised of seven teachers with more than 50 years of combined experience, making us the most qualified and specialized facility in Houston for serving deaf children.
We know that is a mouth full. Simply put, we learn all we can, and teach all we can, so more deaf children can gain the crucial gift of sound and speech. Our skilled staff, our passion for children and our dedication to changing lives set us apart. Come visit CHS to learn more about what makes us unique.
CHS is a United Way agency and provides all services on a sliding fee scale.
To enable children with hearing impairments to reach their full potential by teaching them, listening, speaking and literacy skills.
All children with hearing impairments will be identified early, families will have access to medical and educational resources, and professionals will provide a supportive learning environment where self-reliance through listening and spoken language is achieved.