Donations to CHSC enable us to provide free and reduced cost programs and services to our community. Support is given in many ways: through our Annual Fund, special events, memorials and tributes, and planned giving. We are grateful to all of our donors for helping us achieve our vision of a community in which every individual communicates effectively.

  • This past year, we provided over $1 million in low-to-no cost care to the community.
  • 82% of the money we raise goes to direct services.
  • Because of our generous donors, last year 82% of hearing aids and 90% of speech services were provided at low-to-no cost to clients.
  • Fundraising efforts allow us to provide 100% free services from our Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • To learn more about the impact that CHSC has in the community, click here to read our Communication Matters magazine and our Annual Reports.


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You are invited to learn more about some of the people served through our programs. Their videos and stories will hopefully demonstrate the true impact your gift makes every day at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center.


CJ’s mother noticed early in his life that he wasn’t reaching various communication milestones. After working with speech pathologists from CHSC, CJ’s mom sees a huge improvement in his confidence and has no doubt he is ready for kindergarten.

Born Deaf, Anton Mays came to the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in need of housing and other basic need assistance. Our staff helped Anton find housing and access to other basic needs. Anton is very grateful for the kindness and support he has received at the Center. It has completely turned his life around.

As a hearing loss client, Iris November is pretty typical. Like most people, she assumed hearing loss was a natural part of aging, and was something she would deal with eventually – but kept putting it off. Iris readily admits that CHSC was the best resource for her – and says, “My only regret is that I wish I had gotten my hearing aids sooner. I didn’t realize how much I had been missing!”

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