The Speech & Hearing Center is the only nonprofit medical practice of its kind in Chattanooga. We improve quality of life through better communication by providing audiology, speech, occupational and physical therapy services to the community.
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Our team has been helping the Tennessee Valley community overcome communication disorders for nearly 7 decades. We were founded by the Siskin family in May 1953 to provide diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for people with hearing and speech impairments and to promote education and research related to communication disorders.
We exist to improve quality of life in our area. We’re there for first steps, first words and for the first time people hear in decades. And we ensure all individuals have access to the services and equipment they need, regardless of their ability to pay.
By choosing us, you’re helping to minimize the effects of communication disorders on education, employment and social wellbeing in our community.
Then: The very first class for hearing impaired at our clinic
Now: Staff continue to help parents identify speech and hearing impairments at an early age, so children can get the necessary treatment to be successful in school and beyond.
We’ve been serving the community since 1953. We’re an integral resource for the region, providing services for all ages and income levels. A portion of every service or product purchase assists those in our area who would otherwise not be able to afford therapy or hearing devices.
The Need We Meet
5% to 10% of Americans have some form of communication disorder.
1 in 5 Americans have hearing loss in at least 1 ear.
Undetected communication disorders can result in
We are the facility of choice. Our best-in-class medical providers deliver much-needed services with top-of-the-line technology, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service. See what our patients are saying.