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Giving Children and Adults the Gift of Sound Through Hearing Aids and Services.

The Hearing and Speech Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We empower individuals with hearing and communication deficits, including those with limited financial resources, to live their lives to the fullest.

Please consider supporting our work with your tax-deductible donation.

We are proud to be supported by the United Way of Blount County, the United Way of Loudon County and community donors.

Hearing Aid Assistance

Providing hearing aids and services to those in need
since 1981.

Auditory Therapy

Helping both hearing and hearing impaired children with auditory issues.

Professional Training

Training professionals in the Verbotonal Method of aural rehabilitation.

Welcome to The Hearing and Speech Foundation

 The Hearing and Speech Foundation in Maryville, Tenn., is committed to empowering individuals with communication deficits to live their lives to the fullest. We serve individuals of all ages who have: Hearing Loss, Auditory Processing Disorders, and Reading Difficulties Through contracted services, we provide hearing assessments, auditory processing assessments and hearing aids. Our auditory therapists provide listening therapy using strategies based on the Verbotonal Method of aural rehabilitation. Our active network of donors and volunteers allows us to offer financial assistance when needed for our services to children and adults in East Tennessee. As the premier Verbotonal training facility in North America, we join a global network of 22 countries promoting the knowledge and use of the Verbotonal System. Workshops and continuing education seminars provide training for professionals from hearing and speech sciences, as well as special and regular education teachers.

2019 East Tennessee PBS Be More Award Winner – sponsored by Home Federal Bank

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See what people are saying about The Hearing & Speech Foundation

I want to thank you and your organization for what you have done for me. I feel so blessed because I now feel NORMAL in life by hearing more!  It has made me feel a part of things around me. I can communicate freely with people. These hearing aids work so well – and I couldn’t have afforded them without you!! God bless you because you are doing such a service to people like me.

-Client response in March 2022

These wonderful people are the reason I can have a conversation with my 9 year old!!!

-Jenny D

What brought me the most joy was being able to hear my children’s voices again.

-Amy W.

I cannot thank you all enough for helping K.E.!  Without your help she would suffer so much.  K is  blind and hearing impaired.  Her hearing is how she functions!  Thank you all for the wonderful and professional job you do.

-Tammy E.

…without my [new] hearing aids my world shuts down.

-J & R Bass