Dallas Hearing Foundation

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The Dallas Hearing Foundation (DHF) is a not-for-profit foundation exclusively dedicated to giving the gifts of hearing and speech to children and adults with hearing loss.

Flashback to 2018 when Dr. Rodgers implanted Kemi from Houston!
06/13/2024

Flashback to 2018 when Dr. Rodgers implanted Kemi from Houston!

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH HEARING LOSSHello Adventurers! My name is Erin Mangwiro, I have bilateral cochle...
06/11/2024

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH HEARING LOSS

Hello Adventurers!
My name is Erin Mangwiro, I have bilateral cochlear implants, and I am the Program Director for Young Adults at AG Bell.

I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you from the Young Leaders Board (YLB) of AG Bell! Our mission is to expand the visibility of AG Bell and provide invaluable resources for young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. Through networking events, skill development opportunities, and leadership roles, we aim to broaden your professional and social circles.

The YLB is comprised of passionate deaf and hard of hearing individuals who primarily use Listening and Spoken Language. We are dedicated to:
• Engaging young adults by establishing a global network.
• Empowering young adults to actively participate in meaningful causes.
• Educating young adults to become leaders in their communities.
We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Summer Camp Fun Retreat, taking place from August 9-11, 2024, in the beautiful surroundings of Texas. This retreat promises an unforgettable experience filled with activities like hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, and leadership development, all designed to foster connections and personal growth.

Join us for a weekend of fun, learning, and camaraderie with fellow DHH/LSL peers. Your presence would be a fantastic addition to this incredible event!

Please click the link to complete this form.

Thank you  for a great Summit today. Great speakers and topics! Great to see so many people in the room working on advoc...
06/02/2024

Thank you for a great Summit today. Great speakers and topics! Great to see so many people in the room working on advocacy for others.

In Loving Memory of Colleen BarrettWith heavy hearts, we honor the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Colleen Barret...
05/28/2024

In Loving Memory of Colleen Barrett

With heavy hearts, we honor the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Colleen Barrett, a cherished member of the Dallas Hearing Foundation board. Colleen’s unwavering commitment to serving others, coupled with her boundless compassion, touched countless lives and left an indelible mark on our community.

As a dedicated member of the Dallas Hearing Foundation board, Colleen brought passion, vision, and expertise to every endeavor. Her steadfast advocacy for individuals with hearing challenges transformed countless lives. Colleen’s leadership was characterized by grace, humility, and an unwavering dedication to making a difference.

Beyond her professional achievements, Colleen was a beacon of kindness and generosity, radiating warmth and empathy to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her infectious spirit, genuine smile, and compassionate heart endeared her to everyone she met, leaving a lasting impression that will be fondly remembered by all.

Colleen’s legacy will continue to inspire us to strive for excellence, to embrace compassion, and to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Though she may no longer walk beside us, her spirit will forever live on in the lives she touched and the hearts she uplifted.

Rest in peace, dear Colleen. Your kindness, your grace, and your unwavering spirit will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

-The Dallas Hearing Foundation Board-

In Loving Memory of Colleen BarrettWith heavy hearts, we honor the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Colleen Barret...
05/28/2024

In Loving Memory of Colleen Barrett

With heavy hearts, we honor the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Colleen Barrett, a cherished member of the Dallas Hearing Foundation board. Colleen's unwavering commitment to serving others, coupled with her boundless compassion, touched countless lives and left an indelible mark on our community.

As a dedicated member of the Dallas Hearing Foundation board, Colleen brought passion, vision, and expertise to every endeavor. Her steadfast advocacy for individuals with hearing challenges transformed countless lives. Colleen's leadership was characterized by grace, humility, and an unwavering dedication to making a difference.

Beyond her professional achievements, Colleen was a beacon of kindness and generosity, radiating warmth and empathy to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her infectious spirit, genuine smile, and compassionate heart endeared her to everyone she met, leaving a lasting impression that will be fondly remembered by all.

Colleen's legacy will continue to inspire us to strive for excellence, to embrace compassion, and to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Though she may no longer walk beside us, her spirit will forever live on in the lives she touched and the hearts she uplifted.

Rest in peace, dear Colleen. Your kindness, your grace, and your unwavering spirit will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

-The Dallas Hearing Foundation Board-

05/27/2024
05/23/2024

Join us in raising money for the DHF Teen Squad in honor of our AMAZING SLPs that we work with! Happy National Speech-Language-Hearing Month!!!

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05/23/2024

Today for our Tidbit, we spotlight Aid the Silent Aid the Silent and Dallas Hearing Foundation - two non-profits in Texas that we consider friends.

Both organizations support those who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) with various programs including resources, events, teen programs, and funding (if eligible).

Aid the Silent (ATS) is located in San Antonio: https://zurl.co/lgSm
"ATS offers:
~Resources - provides financial assistance for communication resources such as hearing aids, sign language lessons, speech therapy, assistive communication devices, etc.
~Education - financially assists deaf educators with classroom accommodations, supplies and equipment, outreach inclusion, and training and conference fees.
~Ministry - provides funding of deaf youth camper fees, accessibility resources and bi-lingual counselors to faith-based camps. Provides for practical needs for families who are needing additional resources.
~Deaf Awareness - educate the community and promote inclusion and acceptance through full accommodations and accessibility through ATS community nights, community plays and events, and 5K's"

Dallas Hearing Foundation (DHF) : https://zurl.co/jCJz
"DHF provides advanced hearing technology and services to individuals with hearing loss including:
~Treating individuals and their families with compassionate, understanding, and dedicated service.
~Securing a network of community leaders, consumers, donors, hearing and educational professionals with a dedication to serve individuals with hearing loss.
~Educating the general public, individuals with hearing loss, and their families with hearing technology.
~Equipping individuals with hearing loss to lead full, productive, and independent lives in the mainstream of society."

Aid the Silent Dallas Hearing Foundation
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Imagine not hearing your own voice, or anything for that matter, for TWO YEARS. Today that changed for Tom. Amazing to s...
05/16/2024

Imagine not hearing your own voice, or anything for that matter, for TWO YEARS. Today that changed for Tom. Amazing to see Tom’s activation where he was able to hear a conversation and not use texting to communicate. We are so excited to follow Tom’s hearing journey.

Jeanne received her hearing aids and is doing great! DHF loves to collaborate with other nonprofits, and Aid The Silent ...
05/14/2024

Jeanne received her hearing aids and is doing great! DHF loves to collaborate with other nonprofits, and Aid The Silent helped make Jeanne’s hearing journey become a reality. Thank you so much for helping! It takes a village. Proud to be part of that village with you. 

05/13/2024

Parents, have you ever noticed how babies respond or react to different sounds? It's all part of their speech and language development. From recognizing familiar voices to babbling to get and keep attention, they're building skills for communication. Learn more about these milestones: https://go.nih.gov/kf37wVz

05/13/2024
It’s a great day for a cochlear implant! Tom lost his hearing after being diagnosed with leukemia, and has been without ...
05/08/2024

It’s a great day for a cochlear implant! Tom lost his hearing after being diagnosed with leukemia, and has been without sound for two years. We can’t wait to follow his hearing journey. 

It’s a great day for a cochlear implant! Tom lost his hearing after being diagnosed with leukemia, and has been without ...
05/08/2024

It’s a great day for a cochlear implant! Tom lost his hearing after being diagnosed with leukemia, and has been without sound for two years. We can’t wait to follow his hearing journey. 

05/06/2024

NTPA Deaf Theatre Announces Auditions for The Wizard of Oz
Auditioning: youth and adults - we are looking for both Deaf and hearing actors Date: Friday, May 17, 2024 5:00-8:00 PM; Location: Willow Bend Center of the Arts (Plano) More info: https://wp.me/p752R-bIH

Meet member at large Robert Lenhardt.Growing up the son of a severely hearing-impaired father, even when my wife was hit...
05/02/2024

Meet member at large Robert Lenhardt.

Growing up the son of a severely hearing-impaired father, even when my wife was hit with major hearing loss, I still struggled to help her access competent medical care. So when we found and received the help we desperately needed from DHF’s expert and compassionate Dallas Ear medical team, I knew I had to join the DHF board to assist in offering its excellent services to others in need.

As a finance professional and longtime general counsel, I was most impressed with the outstanding operating efficiency, return on investment, and proper corporate governance I found at DHF.

I certainly encourage everyone to join us in helping the less financially fortunate who are also suffering from the isolation and despair caused by hearing loss. Please support DHF in its battle to defeat deafness, help hearing, and offer hope for a better future.

When you come through DHF, you become family. We loved seeing the Casey family the last week for programming!
04/29/2024

When you come through DHF, you become family. We loved seeing the Casey family the last week for programming!

When you come through DHF, you become family. We loved seeing the Casey family the last week for programming!
04/29/2024

When you come through DHF, you become family. We loved seeing the Casey family the last week for programming!

Meet member at large, Dr. Yoav Hahn.I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life to taking care of individuals with hea...
04/26/2024

Meet member at large, Dr. Yoav Hahn.

I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life to taking care of individuals with hearing loss as a Neurotologist, or physician of the ear and hearing. This has been my love and passion ever since finishing medical school. Having moved to Dallas after completing my training, I learned about the great things that DHF was doing for people with limited financial means and hearing loss. I quickly joined the organization and eventually took a position on the board as well.

I have witnessed the effects of hearing loss on my patients for years. It is an absolute pleasure to help individuals who are financially less fortunate hear as well as possible. It is an honor to serve and support the mission of DHF.

Warmer weather is coming! Who remembers the DHF  fun family picnic?
04/24/2024

Warmer weather is coming! Who remembers the DHF fun family picnic?

Meet the Dallas Hearing Foundation's secretary, Pauline Newton.Kids and adults with hearing loss need a passionate advoc...
04/18/2024

Meet the Dallas Hearing Foundation's secretary, Pauline Newton.

Kids and adults with hearing loss need a passionate advocate who has also experienced hearing loss, and that's me! I was born with a bilateral severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss. At that time, I was living in Bogotá, Colombia. My mom had to make my earmolds from a kit and mail them to the United States. She also took me to Easton, Pennsylvania in the summer to make sure I received excellent audio verbal therapy with Helen Beebe. At that time, I had a friend who had a single-channel cochlear implant; that was her only option. She also had great parental and other advocates. Through these ventures, I realized how important team effort is; we had to work with our audiologist to get the molds made and fitted, and we had to work with our therapist to ensure that I was maximizing my potential with what hearing I did have. The Dallas Hearing Foundation, too, works as a team with members of our community around Dallas and even abroad, to provide hearing aids, cochlear implants, and relevant services. Learning to hear is hard work, but the team's support makes it a positive and encouraging ride.

DHF out in the community with the Dallas Audiology Society. Hearing screenings were done at Plano Community Home. Thanks...
04/13/2024

DHF out in the community with the Dallas Audiology Society. Hearing screenings were done at Plano Community Home. Thanks to Bree, Vicki and Julie, at Plano Community Homes for setting these up. What a great group!!

Meet the Dallas Hearing Foundation's Treasurer, Mark Grover.Years ago, the hearing journey for our son Matthew led us to...
04/11/2024

Meet the Dallas Hearing Foundation's Treasurer, Mark Grover.

Years ago, the hearing journey for our son Matthew led us to Dr. Bob Peters. As new parents of a child diagnosed with profound bilateral hearing loss, we were in a state of shock and anxious to help our son. After trying hearing aids for several months with little result, at 20 months old, our son Matthew received his cochlear implant from Dr. Peters in 2002. With the support of many professionals, access to a deaf/oral pre-school classroom and several years of private speech therapy, Matthew quickly caught up with his peers and was mainstreamed in school by the time he attended kindergarten. Many years later, he is now a successful college student at SMU studying computer science and playing bass in the orchestra.

I became aware of Dallas Hearing Foundation through Dr. Peters. I saw what Dr. Peters and the founders of DHF were doing to bring this amazing technology to families who could not otherwise afford it. I had to become involved. I initially supported DHF as a contributor, then a fundraising volunteer and later joined the Board.

Dallas Hearing Foundation is dedicated to helping individuals pursue a life without limits. As a Board, we make a commitment to our donors to use your gifts in a responsible way and keep our administrative costs to a minimum. As a result, we are able to help more and more people every year. Our family is proud to support Dallas Hearing Foundation and celebrate its 20+ years of helping people learn to listen and speak.

What a great speaker the Lone Star Cochlear Clan had last night.  Diane is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Grove...
04/10/2024

What a great speaker the Lone Star Cochlear Clan had last night. Diane is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Grove Counseling & Wellness Center. She attended graduate school at UT Southwestern and completed her PhD in clinical psychology in 1995. She worked at the UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders more than 10 years. She also also worked on the Tinnitius Team and the North Texas Cochlear Implant team while at Callier. After working at a non-profit agency, she began her private practice in 2018. She is hard-of-hearing and has coped with tinnitus since her hearing loss became significant in her late teens. She has fairly good low frequency hearing, wears bilateral hearing aids, and uses other assistive devices.

Diane shared many great techniques for overcoming anxiety and stress related to hearing loss.

Contact Diane at The Grove Counseling & Wellness Center
6301 Gaston Avenue Suite 360
Dallas, TX 75214
214-586-0044

Looking for a weekend retreat for teens and families with hearing loss?
04/09/2024

Looking for a weekend retreat for teens and families with hearing loss?

Camp CHAT – April 12-14, 2024 Camp CHAT is a weekend retreat for teens with hearing loss and their families. Campers will engage in communication activities using the latest digital wireless microphones and technology. Depending on the camp location, campers will also have the opportunity to parti...

04/08/2024
Pretty cool creation by 58 Creativity!
04/08/2024

Pretty cool creation by 58 Creativity!

We love our DHF board members!  Meet Jim Bostick, Vice President of DHF.  It has truly been my pleasure to serve on the ...
04/04/2024

We love our DHF board members! Meet Jim Bostick, Vice President of DHF.

It has truly been my pleasure to serve on the board for the Dallas Hearing Foundation for over twenty years. My involvement predominantly comes from being the father of a daughter that was first diagnosed with a severe to profound hearing loss at approximately 1 ½ years of age. My wife and I, being young parents, had very limited exposure or knowledge of the impact that deafness could have on an individual’s life. The technology back then wasn’t near as advanced as it is now. After a lot of hard work and effort, my daughter attained her master’s degree and is now working as a licensed clinical counselor for the deaf, at a university in Washington, D.C. Today’s technology, along with the doctors, audiologists and speech therapists, can have a significant life changing impact on individuals that are deaf or have a severe hearing loss, if afforded the opportunity.

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7777 Forest Lane C-A94 PMB 143
Dallas, TX
75230

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