Bold City Best 2021

Voting is now open for the Bold City Best Awards!

Help Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center continue our reign as Bold City Best “Best Local Non-Profit” and “Best Hearing Aid Center” by casting your vote here!

The category of “Best Hearing Aid Center” can be found under Beauty & Health and the category of “Best Local Non-Profit” can be found under People & Places.

Voting runs from June 11th – June 27th.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Hearing Loss and Holiday Gatherings: Tips to Improve Your Conversations

Hearing Loss and Holiday Gatherings: Tips to Improve Your Conversations

The holidays are upon us! We look forward to the spirit of the season and the rituals of celebration. The way we celebrate has certainly changed over the course of this year! While some traditions (old and new) involve more personal interaction than others, for people with hearing loss, the anticipation of meeting people in a small group, one-on-one, or online can cause worry about being able to hear clearly and participate fully.

If you have hearing loss, it can be difficult to attend a gathering or talk to celebrating coworkers online unless you’ve opened up about your hearing loss and taken steps towards improved communications. This season, you can navigate holiday conversations successfully by following the 3 P’s: planning, preparation, and practice. Read more

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Fund-A-Child Match Challenge 2020

Fund-A-Child Match Challenge 2020

Last year, our Fund-A-Child Program provided 156 children with 619 intensive speech therapy sessions! Through these sessions, all of our young patients gained the language skills needed to succeed at home, at school, and in all other areas of the community. Without Fund-A-Child, it is likely that 95 percent of these children would have been unable to receive speech therapy services due to lack of finances. 

This year, we have the opportunity to help even more children in-need! Thanks to the generosity of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Joseph and Gertrude Larose Foundation, and generous donor Gretchen  Swinson, we have the opportunity to match up to $37,500 for our Fund-A-Child Program! 

This means that, for every dollar that you give, your impact will be doubled! 

Thank you in advance for your generosity! By giving the gift of communication, you can help forever improve the lives of children in our community and equip them for success in school and in life!

GivingTuesday 2020

Support JSHC This #GivingTuesday (December 1)!

On Tuesday, December 1, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will participate in #GivingTuesday2020, a global day dedicated to giving. This year, our goal is to raise $15,000—funds that will enable us to provide 428 people in our community with speech and hearing screenings. These screenings will provide the basis for individuals with speech, language, and hearing needs to receive the essential care that they require in order to effectively communicate.

And, thanks to generous match dollars from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, you have the opportunity to DOUBLE your impact when you donate here

Additionally, if 200 donors specifically give on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, December 1st), we’ll receive $25,000 in bonus funds for our patients! Every gift will help us reach this goal, so please consider the fact that your gift could be the one that provides our patients with $25,000 more worth of care! Read more

Makeup, Masks, & Moscow Mules

Makeup, Masks, & Moscow Mules

Looking for a way to stay safe AND stylish during COVID-19? Come join us on Thursday, August 27 from 5:30-7:30 pm for our socially-distanced Masks, Makeup, and Moscow Mules fundraiser!

Renowned makeup artist & photographer Reneé Parenteau invites you into her studio to learn the makeup secrets needed to look flawless while wearing a face mask. 

For $50, each guest will receive a professional makeup tutorial and bottomless Moscow mules! 

Spots are limited to ONLY 20 guests due to social distancing, so make sure to secure your spot before tickets sell out! To purchase tickets, please visit our Facebook or Eventbrite Event. 

Questions? Please contact Jackie Culver at JCulver@shcjax.org or (904) 717-6930.

Makeup, Masks, & Moscow Mules

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Hearing and Speech Issues in Children: FAQs

Hearing and Speech Issues are Common in Children

Hearing and speech issues are quite common in children, and can manifest in a number of ways. Understandably, this ambiguity can be concerning for parents, especially with all of the unknowns. 

But it’s important to remember that these issues are usually manageable and treatable, especially with early intervention. That’s why it’s vital for the parents of young children to be well-informed on hearing and speech issues so they know all of their options. 

After all, language is the basis of communication. Speech and language skills are essential to many areas in a child’s life, from interpersonal relationships to academic success. The ability to communicate, both with peers and adults, is essential for a child’s success. Read more

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

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 […]