New Port Richey, FL (Aug. 1, 2016) – Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation is now offering family group support meetings. The next one is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the New Port Richey Public Library located on Main Street in New Port Richey. (5939 Main Street, 34652)
Parents with hard of hearing children are invited to attend at no charge. There will be a guest speaker providing helpful information about opportunities for children with hearing difficulties and their future possibilities. There will be games and activities for children and adults, and dinner will also be provided.
For details contact the Foundation at (727) 834-5479.
Babies and children can be saved from a world of isolation with contributions to support Sertoma’s effort that will pay for the costs of free infant hearing screenings. These screenings cost the parents nothing and, in fact, encourages them to bring their child into a screening site even if they just have a concern. Hearing loss affects three out of 1,000 newborns and is the number one birth defect in the state. Hearing loss effects language development, academic performance and cognitive development, and bringing sound to the ear also brings information to the brain. Loaner hearing aids will allow any one of those children to hear the voice of their loved ones.
Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida assists hard of hearing babies and children to hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically and socially. Learn more by going to www.familyhearinghelp.org .
The mission of the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is to “enhance individual potential and quality of life through improved hearing.”