News and Updates from the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center

JSHC Receives IBCCES Telepractice Certification

IBCCES Telepractice Certification

JSHC Receives IBCCES Telepractice Certification!

We are proud to announce that the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) is the first speech and hearing center in Florida to certify its staff in teletherapy through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

To earn Telepractice Certification, staff underwent comprehensive training on how to create a conducive teletherapy environment, protect patients’ online privacy, troubleshoot technological issues, and remotely collaborate with patients and their families.

By receiving virtual care from a Board Certified Telepractice Specialist, patients are able to receive the same quality care that they would otherwise receive in-office from the comfort of their homes. Both speech and audiology care are available through our telepractice program.

This certification also makes our team uniquely qualified to provide online care to patients with special needs that is in-compliance with the IDEA, Section 504, and the ADA. Such qualifications are essential when remotely serving students in the public school system who rely upon regular speech therapy sessions as part of their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

To learn more about our telepractice program and how you can receive healthcare at home, please click here.

Lauren Blunk - IBCCES Certification

Bold City Best - Vote for Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center

Bold City Best 2020

Please Vote JSHC “Best Hearing Aid Center” and “Best Local Non Profit!”

Last year, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center was honored to win “Best Hearing Aid Center” as part of the 2019 Bold City Best Awards after a competitive community vote.

This year, we’re striving to defend our title as “Best Hearing Aid Center” and pick up a new title as “Best Local Non Profit Organization” for the 2020 Bold City Best Awards! However, we can’t win without your support.

Please vote for the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center as “Best Hearing Aid Center” (under the “Health & Wellness” category), and “Best Local Non Profit Organization” (under the “Things to Do & Places to Be” category) at boldcitybest.com!

Voting runs from Monday, June 22-Sunday, August 2. Thank you in advance for your vote!

JSHC Wins Bold City Best

Speech & Hear Cheer-A-Thon

#GivingTuesdayNow Speech & Hear Cheer-A-Thon

Join Us on May 5 for Our #GivingTuesdayNow Speech & Hear Cheer-A-Thon!  The Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) is excited to be joining thousands of nonprofits on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 as part of #GivingTuesdayNow. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving designed to drive an influx of generosity, civic engagement, and community support […]

FUNraiser at Culhane's Irish Pub

6th Annual Winter FUNraiser

Join us for our 6th Annual Winter FUNRaiser at Culhane’s!

Enjoy some fun with friends while supporting JSHC’s mission! On Friday, February 21st, JSHC will be holding its 6th Annual Winter FUNraiser at Culhane’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Atlantic Beach! For $10, you’ll receive a drink ticket, raffle ticket, and hearing screening. The event officially runs from 5:00-7:30 pm, with karaoke beginning at 8:00 pm.

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#PinDownCommunication Art Contest Winners

#PinDownCommunication Art Contest Winners! November 21, 2019 In honor of our 70th Anniversary, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center held a #PinDownCommunication Art Contest for patients and community members. Students (grades Pre-K through 12) participated from all across Northeast Florida and submitted a total of 54 entries celebrating our 70 years of service.

Thank You for Making #GivingTuesday 2019 a Success!

Thank you for making #GivingTuesday 2019 a success! With your help, we were able to raise a record-breaking $18,405 for our campaign, not including Facebook matches from 129 donors! That’s $3,708 more than we raised last year and $905 more than our initial goal of $17,500! Read more

JSHC #GivingTuesday

Help Support JSHC This #GivingTuesday (December 3)!

A Global Day of Giving

#GivingTuesday #PinDownCommunication

This year on Tuesday, December 3, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Our goal is to raise $17,500—funds that will provide 500 members of our community in-need with free speech and hearing screenings

These screenings will provide the basis for individuals with speech, language, and hearing needs to overcome the communication difficulties that hinder their ability to thrive socially, academically, and professionally. With your support, we can help people speak, we can help people hear, and, most importantly, we can help people be heard. 

For the past 70 years, we have provided life-changing services that enable children with communication disorders to start kindergarten on level with their peers, adults who have lost their job due to hearing loss to obtain the hearing aids necessary for them to return to the workforce, and veterans overcome service-related hearing challenges as they transition into civilian life.

In honor of our 70th Anniversary, this #GivingTuesday will feature special edition 70th anniversary button pins designed by children in our community. For every $70 that you donate to our #GivingTuesday efforts, you will receive a complimentary button pin that you can proudly wear to demonstrate your commitment to helping us #PinDownCommunication on the First Coast.  

Through your gift, you will truly be making a difference in our patients’ lives and in our community. You can contribute to our cause by donating via our website’s “Donate” button below, our official #GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser, cash, or checks made out to the “Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center.” Thank you in advance for your generosity! 

For any #GivingTuesday-related questions, please contact Emily Wasek at EWasek@shcjax.org or (904) 717-6933.

 

Please take a moment to share this with your friends, family and connections.

You’ll be providing a favor to your connections by letting them know about a life-changing opportunity. You’ll be providing a favor to us by helping us get more visibility for our cause. But most importantly, you’ll be providing a favor to Northeast Florida’s community by helping our children gain the gift of communication.

Thank you!

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Best Hearing Aid Center - Bold City Best

Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center Wins “Best Hearing Aid Center!”

We are proud to announce that the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center won “Best Hearing Aid Center” at this year’s 2019 Bold City Best Awards! These awards recognize the best local businesses in the First Coast, with the winners decided by a community vote. We were also one of the Top 5 nonprofits in the area to receive recognition in the “Best Local Nonprofit” category. 

We are incredibly honored to receive this award from the community that we have served since 1949. This recognition would not have been possible without the ongoing support of our patients, our community partners, and our Board of Directors. 

So, thank you to all who voted for us! While we may have been voted “Bold City Best,” our greatest joy is continuing to serve Bold City’s Best each and every day.

Bold City Best - Best Hearing Aid Center