Hearing and Speech Center
Improving communication for life.
The Hearing and Speech Center had its beginnings in 1943 as the Hard of Hearing Club which reorganized itself into the South Bend Hearing Society two years later. The Club at first emphasized providing free hearing screenings throughout the community, but had become a full service hearing and speech clinic by the time it incorporated as the Hearing and Speech Center in 1947.
► Hearing Tests determine the type and degree of hearing loss.
► Hearing Aid Evaluations determine the appropriate aid for the specific
loss. Our audiologist will help you choose the hearing aid that is
most appropriate for your needs and lifestyle.
► Hearing Aid Sales and Service. We carry a wide selection of high quality hearing aids from tiny behind-the-ear hearing aids that almost disappear when they are on the ear, to custom hearing aids that fit in the ear. Most hearing aids come with options for wireless connectivity to cell phones and the TV. All hearing aids include a 30 day trial period. We off repair services on all makes and models of hearing instruments.
► Comprehensive speech-language evaluations determine the type and
extent of speech and/or language problems
► Individual speech-language therapy addresses specific communication
► Early Identification & Treatment (EIT) Program provides speech,
language and hearing screenings at area preschools
► Toddlers Learning Communication (TLC) assists parents in stimulating
their child's language through developmentally appropriate activities
► Language Groups provide specific communication opportunities in the
context of a group setting
► First Steps We provide the following services for qualifying infants and
toddlers through the State of Indiana's First Steps early intervention
*We participate as a member of First Steps of Northeast Indiana's
Eligibility Determination Team. Through the Intake process a team
appropriate to the child's needs is assembled to determine the child's
eligibility for the program and the child's need for service. We participate
with others throughout the region on a team.
Speech and Language Services: Our speech language pathologists
provide pediatric speech and language services for children to achieve
outcomes in their Individualized Family Service Plans.
Hearing related services are provided by an Audiologist. An Audiologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Our Audiologist has a masters degree, is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed by the state of Indiana. If hearing aids are recommended, our Audiologist is licensed by the state of Indiana to select, fit and dispense hearing aids to children and adults.
Our Speech-Language Pathologist has a masters degree, is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is credentialed by the First Steps program and is licensed by the state of Indiana.
► We serve clients of all ages with a specialty in providing services
to young children
► We provide family-focused early intervention services
We offer a variety of payment options including:
► Private payment; VISA and MasterCard accepted
► Insurance for specified companies
► Medicare for designated services
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday.
Please call 574-247-6047 ext. 103 to schedule an appointment.