HOUSTON (February 10, 2015) – The Hear the World Foundation (HTW) and The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) are proud to announce a recent partnership that brings improved audiological services to the Beaumont, Texas, area in coordination with Lamar University. This partnership, which began in 2014, has resulted in improved access to spoken-language services for Beaumont residents with hearing loss. In addition, HTW and CHS have created a support system in the community of Beaumont and provided hands-on training for audiology doctorate students at Lamar University.

The program gives Beaumont residents timely and consistent cochlear implant mapping services to improve their outcomes without the burden of having to travel to other cities for these services.

The Hear the World Foundation, a non-profit Foundation founded by leading Swiss hearing care provider Sonova and The Center for Hearing and Speech of Houston look forward to continued improvements in the outcomes of residents with hearing loss in the Beaumont, Texas area in the coming year.



About The Center for Hearing and Speech

For over 65 years, The Center for Hearing and Speech, a United Way agency, has been dedicated to improving the lives of children with hearing loss through clinical, education and support services. All of the Center’s programs demonstrate a commitment to enable deaf children to reach their full potential by teaching them listening, speaking and literacy skills. Last year, CHS provided services to more than 5,700 children. For more information on CHS, visit, follow CHS on Twitter @HelpingKidsHear, or visit the Facebook fan page.


About the Hear the World Foundation

By supporting the charitable Hear the World Foundation, Sonova is campaigning for equal opportunities and a better quality of life for people with hearing loss. As a leading manufacturer of hearing systems, the company feels socially responsible for contributing towards a world where everyone has the chance to enjoy good hearing. For instance, the Hear the World Foundation supports disadvantaged people with hearing loss around the world and gets involved in prevention and providing information. It focuses particularly on projects for children with hearing loss, to enable them to develop at the appropriate rate for their age. More than 80 famous ambassadors, including celebrities such as Plácido Domingo, Annie Lennox, Sting and Joss Stone, champion the Hear the World Foundation.

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