LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 18th, 2019)– Heuser Hearing Institute and KFC U.S. are proud to announce they have teamed up to create specific training and signage to provide top quality service to KFC guests who are deaf or hard of hearing. This training, which has now rolled out nationwide to over 4,100 KFC locations was designed in partnership with experts at Heuser Hearing Institute. Heuser Hearing Institute provides hearing healthcare, speech-language, and communication services for patients of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The Heuser team, including CEO Brett Bachmann, Clinical Director Ingrid Edwards, Education Director Debbie Woods, met with KFC training developers at a local KFC restaurant to help develop the training content, and even assisted with providing talent and oversight on filming day!
The partnership continued with Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, the Institute’s school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The KFC team designed a restaurant for the student play area, complete with a drive through window, play food, cash register, and photos of the Colonel himself. Teachers are using the new play area to teach the children turn taking, pretend-play, counting, and to help with their language acquisition.
About Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
Since 1948, Heuser Hearing & Language Academy (HHLA), formerly the Louisville Deaf Oral School, has provided early intervention for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Their goal is to give each child a strong foundation from which to build a promising future. From birth to three, each child receives services through our Parent Infant Program. Once they turn three, they enter the Academy where they also receive intensive speech-language therapy, art therapy, music therapy and dance. Today the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, on the campus of the Heuser Hearing Institute is a resource for over 150 students a year.
For more information contact www.thehearinginstitute.org