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Early Intervention Program

Welcome to the Heuser Early Intervention Program!

Heuser’s Early Intervention Program is one of three programs housed on the campus of HHI. This program provides home-based services for the families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss, communication and other developmental delays up to three years old through the Kentucky and Indiana First Steps programs.

Early intervention is vital for babies and young children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Research shows that the communication skills of children who receive early diagnosis of hearing loss, early amplification via appropriately fit devices and early intervention services by six months of age is commensurate with that of their peers at twelve months of age. Our services are designed to educate, coach and empower parents and caregivers to enhance the development of children by incorporating appropriate strategies for developing listening and language skills into the child’s daily experiences and routines. Our therapists address many issues that arise, including the importance of wearing hearing aids all waking hours, ideas for keeping the child’s hearing aids on, developing a “listening attitude” and promoting the development of vocabulary and spoken words. Please take a look through these pages to learn more about our early intervention program.

168
STUDENTS
currently served

70
years of serving the community’s
comprehensive communication and hearing needs

$25,000
DOLLARS NEEDED
to support one child for
one school year

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Heuser Hearing & Language Academy has been serving the deaf and hard of hearing community in Kentucky and southern Indiana for over half a century thanks to the generosity and support of people like you. We rely on donations and gifts from our vast network of supporters to serve infants, toddlers, children, and adults who struggle with hearing loss as well as speech, language, and processing delays. Please use the link below to give a one-time gift or join our outstanding network of donors.

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Are you interested in getting involved with a cause you care about? The Butterfly Society is a group of individuals and families who support Heuser Hearing Institute through annual membership fees as well as through fundraising and volunteerism. Becoming a Heuser Butterfly is simple, annual dues are only $50 for individuals and $75 for families. Please click here to learn more about the Butterfly Society’s history and role at Heuser Hearing Institute and Heuser Hearing & Language Academy.

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Medicine is advancing more rapidly than ever before, and Heuser takes pride on being at the cutting edge. Not only do we continuously support and discover new information and research in the audiological and medical fields—we are also a part of it! If you would like to learn more about the research being conducted at the Heuser Hearing Research Center, please follow this link for additional information.

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Show your support of Heuser Hearing Institute! We have a variety of branded apparel available for purchase. Items include t-shirts, polo shirts, shrugs and blouses, and are available in a range of sizes and styles for both women and men. Click here to visit the store.

Meet our team that makes it all happen.

The Team