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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 Regal Foundation, Thompson Charitable Foundation and United Way of Blount County.

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

You guys are the BEST!! Very helpful, I was able to keep my current job due to the help you provided me! Thank You

-Client response in March 2021

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