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The Center for Hearing and Speech

The Center for Hearing and Speech is the only full-service resource in Houston to children with hearing loss to listen, speak and read. Since 1947, CHS has helped thousands of Houston-area children gain listening, speaking and literacy skills – the tools they need to improve their quality of life and achieve success in society.

Simply put, we learn all we can, and teach all we can, so more deaf children can gain the crucial gifts of sound and speech. Our skilled staff, our passion for children and our dedication to changing lives set us apart.  Come visit CHS to learn more about what makes us unique.

CHS is a United Way agency and provides all services on a sliding fee scale.


The mission of The Center for Hearing and Speech is to enable children with hearing loss to reach their full potential by teaching them listening, speaking and literacy skills.


Who We Serve

The Center for Hearing and Speech serves children from infancy to age 18, as well as their parents. The Center’s programs have three focus areas, the Audiology Clinic, the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic and The Melinda Webb School. Children come from over 253 ZIP codes and 31 counties, demonstrating the vital needs the Center fulfills to our community.



All children with hearing loss will be identified early, families will have access to medical and educational resources, and professionals will provide a supportive, learning environment where self-reliance through spoken language is achieved.

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