Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Our Mission

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center provides speech-language, hearing, language interpreting, and Deaf services. We advocate for equal access to information and communication and value all individuals' language choices equally. Our vision is a community where everyone communicates effectively.
Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

We help children and adults develop or regain effective speaking, language, listening, reading, and writing skills.

We provide testing and individualized treatment for people of all ages, including early intervention and educational audiology.

We offer quality Language Interpreting services, including ASL, for individuals, businesses and organizations in Northeast Ohio.

Your donation to CHSC supports programs and services that are life-changing for our clients and their families.

We’re grateful for the support of:
Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Samuel H & Maria Miller Foundation, Mt. Sinai Health Foundation

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Location: 32927 Pin Oak Parkway, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012


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Posted on June 13, 2024

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center Announces Promotion of Dr. Jennell Vick to President and CEO

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, the region's only nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive care for people with hearing loss, speech/language disorders, and deafness, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Jennell Vick from Executive Director to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 6, 2024.

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Posted on May 20, 2024

CHSC Project ELLA Wins Award

Project ELLA (Early Language and Literacy for All) was recognized with the 2024 Early Childhood Team Innovation Award by Invest in Children at their recent annual meeting. Invest in Children is the only county-designated office for early childhood in the United States and celebrates 25 years of connecting and convening services to benefit NEO families. The award recognizes the implementation of novel programs that meet the needs of families with young children.  

It is wonderful to receive recognition for this program! Our implementation of a public health approach to improving language development in children in every neighborhood of Cleveland with simple messaging and a talented team of community health workers is genuinely unique. The ELLA team is extraordinary and includes Rebecca Mental, our community health workers, Michael Rollins (on data), our entire client care coordinator team, our speech team, and our development team. 

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Posted on April 10, 2024

CHSC Honors Don Messinger for 50 Years of Board Service

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center (CHSC) honored board member Don Messinger for 50 years of service with a special presentation at the annual CHSC donor appreciation event held at Shaker Heights Country Club on April 3, 2024.

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Posted on April 02, 2024

Gallaudet University Tests New Technology at CHSC

On Thursday, March 28th, Dr. Raja Kushalnagar professor and director of the Information Technology program in the School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health at Gallaudet University, and Michaela Brandt, research assistant, visited the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) to test a new technology that is focused on promoting equity and inclusion in research and medical settings.

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Posted on July 25, 2023

 CHSC Awarded CARF Accreditation Renewal

Based on its recent survey, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center has been issued a 3-Year CARF Accreditation renewal. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit health and human services accreditor.

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