5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing this Summer

5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing This Summer

Summer is Hear 😉

The kids are out of school and the weather is hot. There are many summer activities we all love, but it’s important to know that some of them can contribute to hearing loss. Typically, hearing loss is the result of exposure and time. Limiting exposure to loud noises over time will help maintain your hearing throughout your life. When it comes to protecting your hearing, it’s important to find moderation. You can attend summer activities that include high decibel sound, but also take steps to protect your hearing. Read more

Summer Celebration

Summer Giving Celebration 2018

The Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) is excited to announce its Summer Giving Celebration event, taking place on Wednesday, July 25 at the Center’s 1010 N. Davis Street location from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The celebration will honor the generous donors whose support helps make the JSHC’s mission possible. Special guests will include Bill Shelton, the Joseph and Gertrude LaRose Foundation, the organization’s inaugural 1010 Society Members, Sharon Kesler, SLP, and Cathy Howland. The evening will culminate in a room dedication ceremony honoring the extraordinary contributions of the Center’s longtime partner, Haskell.

FinFest 2018 Recap

Thank You for Making FinFest 2018 a Success!

FinFest Chairs Tom and Kathy VanOsdol, and generous sponsors, donors, attendees and Board Members, helped to make FinFest 2018 our most successful ever, giving us a record $156,252 to help Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center serve Northeast Florida residents with communication challenges!

Save the Date for FinFest 2019

Mark your calendars for May 18, 2019 at Timuquana Country Club. Matt and Seana McAfee will be serving as event chairs. We look forward to seeing you there! Read more

Finfest 2018

Please join us on Saturday, May 19th for FinFest 2018 at Timuquana Country Club. Featuring the popular TOP SECRET BAND, silent auction, and plenty of food & drink! Remember to dress in island attire.

FinfestTickets are available to purchase online or through our office… Read more

FinFest 2017 Take Me to the River

Did you know we are the only non-profit agency in Northeast Florida accredited for speech-language pathology and audiology services, as well as being certified to assist in providing speech pathology and audiology services for those who are on the autism spectrum? Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, partnering organizations and YOU, we are able to provide the highest quality compassionate care and ensure no one is turned away. Read more

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Make A Difference!

Everybody wants to make a difference. At Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center, we understand that everyone’s gift or what they are able to give is different. Some have more time, others have more money, some even have both! If you want to give the children in our community the ability to communicate free from stigma, find the options to give that work best for you.


Volunteering reflects the power of the human spirit and proves that by working together, we can build a better world. If you have extra time and are more of a hands on kind of person, our volunteer program is for you. Our volunteers come from all walks of life within the First Coast community. From public relations to administration, we have a need your time and experience can fill.

Learn more about our Volunteer program.


As the only non-profit agency in Northeast Florida accredited for both speech-language pathology and audiology services, we provide the highest quality, compassionate care through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and partnering organizations ensuring that no one is turned away. When you donate to JSHC, you help us provide these services to our community.

Learn more about how to Donate.


Did you know we are very active in the Jacksonville community? You can join us at a variety of events such as Health Fairs, Hearing Screenings, Fundraisers, and even Jaguars Games!

Learn more about when and where our next events are taking place.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a contribution arranged in the present and allocated at a future date, commonly donated through a will or trust.

Placing the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center in your will can insure increased access to services for our clients. Gift planning uses tax laws to enable you to pursue your philanthropic goals while minimizing your cost of giving and maximizing the benefits to yourself and your family.

Learn more about Planned Giving to Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center.

No matter how you give, the important thing is that you do! We appreciate all contributions, and know how even the smallest ones can make a difference. Keep in mind that not only will you feel good, your gift will make a positive difference in someone’s life.

If you have further questions about our audiologists, services, events or volunteer opportunities, please reach out to us online or call (904) 355-3403‎.

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Support Jacksonville Children Better Speech & Hearing #GivingTuesday

This year on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving.

Last year more than 700,000 people in over 70 countries participated in #GivingTuesday. Since it’s founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.

We are thrilled to join the movement again this year and THANK YOU for supporting Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center. When you make a contribution to the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center, you are investing in lasting changes in our community. Reach into your heart and give a gift to help preschoolers be ready for kindergarten.



Help us help Northeast Florida’s children be ready for kindergarten able to communicate and free from stigma. When you give to the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center, you are investing in an effort to create lasting change in our community. Please consider a gift to help preschoolers be ready for kindergarten.


Your gift will fully support a child with communication disorder through his or her speech-language therapy program, an average of 22 intensive hour-long sessions.


Your gift will provide 15 children with hearing and speech language screenings.


Your gift will provide one child with a Diagnostic Speech-Language Evaluation.


Your gift will provide a child with one hour of intensive speech-language therapy.


Your gift will provide one child with a hearing and speech language screening.

You choose how much

No gift is too small, we appreciate your donation of any amount!

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VIP Jaguars Tailgate Party: Jaguars vs Texans November 13th Game

Do you love the Jacksonville Jaguars and helping your community? Join the “Friends of Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center” for our annual Jacksonville Jaguars Tailgate party on November 13th! Simply purchase tickets for the Jaguars vs Texans game and receive an invitation to our exclusive VIP tailgate party. The best part is proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center!

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Come out to support JSHC and join our friendly staff, volunteers and friends while enjoying music, food, and the excitement of watching the Jacksonville Jaguars play the Texans.

The tailgate will be held from 11:30am until kickoff at 12:45pm. Come hungry and ready for fun for the whole family. Enjoy music and make sure to try your luck for a hole-in-one at our Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center putting green!

Game tickets are $40 and include tailgate and a Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center koozie. Tickets can be purchased by calling 904-355-3403 or through our Buy Now online option.

For information on our speech and hearing services, contact us online or call 904-355-3403 to make an appointment.

FinFest: Rolling on the River Results & Recognition

Over $131,000 raised to benefit those in need of speech and hearing services

Once again, thanks to our sponsors, our volunteers, and you, FinFest: Rolling on the River  2016 was a great success!

As the only non-profit agency in Northeast Florida accredited for both speech-language pathology and audiology services, we provide the highest quality compassionate care through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and partnering organizations ensuring that no one is turned away.

A Word from our Chairs


A great time was had by all at FinFest!

“As chairs of FinFest2016: Rolling on the River, benefiting Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center and the thousands of people they serve, we want to thank our sponsors, donors and all who attended.

We raised a net amount of more than $131,000 to benefit children and adults, including veterans who are in need of speech-language pathology and audiology services.

Our list of sponsors is long, and we are grateful to all of them. But we especially thank the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Fund — which has given us a major financial and morale boost — and Haskell, our premier sponsor.

With generous support, Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center maintains our 67-year commitment of service to those in Northeast Florida with limited capacity to afford competent, compassionate speech and audiology services.”

-Myron and Amanda Pincomb, Jacksonville

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FinFest would not be possible without the support from our amazing Sponsors & Patrons.

FinFest Sponsors

FinFest Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who helped to make FinFest: Rolling on the River 2016 a success. Your support allows us to continue to provide speech and audiology services to the members of the Jacksonville community.

FinFest supporters