Speech and Hearing Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- A Chattanooga nonprofit celebrated its 70th anniversary today.
The Speech and Hearing Center off Shallowford Road first opened its doors on May 11, 1953.
For seven decades, they have provided speech and hearing services for those in the community regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.
They say they are the only hearing and speech aid nonprofit that provide these services within a hundred miles.
Taylor Bostwick, the President and CEO of The Speech and Hearing Center talked about her own experience as a parent saying, “When my son started missing milestones, I immediately feared his premature birth may limit his future potential. I had no idea what was to come, and it was a really scary place to be. That’s why Speech and Hearing Center exists.”
County and state leaders such as Sen. Bo Watson and Rep. Patsy Hazelwood presented the hearing center with proclamations to recognize their impact on the Chattanooga area.