Brief History
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Brief History

The listen foundation was incorporated in 1969 when a group of parents came together because they shared the common experience of raising a child with a hearing impairment. These parents recognized that many other parents and professionals were unaware of technological and therapeutic options that enable children with a hearing loss to listen, speak and become part of mainstream society and that many families that might want to pursue these options did not have the financial means to pay for these services. The initial program was developed by the late Doreen Pollack, an internationally recognized author and expert in the field of Auditory-Verbal therapy - an innovative approach that helps children to use their residual hearing and speaking potential to communicate with spoken language rather than sign language. Since then, the listen foundation has built up a network of the finest therapists in the state to continue the work that Ms Pollack pioneered. In the summer of 2002, the listen foundation merged with Hear at Home to more effectively promote their similar missions. In 2003, we started a collaboration with the State of Colorado to fund one of the therapists in our network to be the Oral Communication Consultant for the Colorado Hearing Impaired Program, which provides services for birth to three year olds with hearing loss. Last year, 100 families were provided services through the listen foundation.

Watch and Listen - About Listen

 

Listen in the News

Doreen Pollack Founder's Event Honors the Auer Family

"The Listen Foundation honored the Auer Family for their role in founding the organization. The Auer Family has had a lifelong commitment to early childhood identification, education and intervention to help children achieve their full potential." Read the Full Article Here!

Listen has been awarded

the El Pomar Foundation

Award for Excellence 

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6950 E. Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO, USA 80111
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Listening and Spoken Language Practice

1. Working toward the earliest possible identification of hearing loss in infants and young children, ideally in the newborn nursery.  Conducting an aggressive program of audiologic management.

2. Seeking the best available sources of medical treatment and technological amplification of sound for the child who is deaf or hard of hearing as early as possible.

3. Helping the child understand the meaning of any sounds heard, including spoken language, and teaching the child's parents how to make sound meaningful to the child all day long.

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