Connecting the hearing loss community: Empowering. Educating. Advocating!
- Empowering children with hearing loss and their families,
- Educating professionals who serve the hearing loss community
- Advocating for the social and academic needs and rights of individuals with hearing loss
Founded in 1983 by noted otolaryngologist, Dr. Simon Parisier and his wife Elaine, The Children’s Hearing Institute has dedicated itself to helping children with hearing loss and their families. Over the past three decades, CHI has pioneered research, education, and therapeutic efforts that have changed the lives of countless deaf children.
Among the Institute’s most significant accomplishments is its support of Cochlear Implant technology. In 1979, Dr. Parisier began his groundbreaking work with this device, which is surgically placed in the cochlea, restoring sound to deaf ears. Recognizing that surgical intervention alone would not ensure a child’s successful acquisition of the skills needed to develop listening, spoken language, thinking and learning, Dr. and Mrs. Parisier founded The Institute to develop a variety of educational and clinical programs that support a child’s development and education.