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Audiologist Launches Nonprofit for Low- or No-Cost Hearing Care

by Shelley D. Hutchins
Kamal Elliot
Kamal Elliot

photo by Amy Spangler

A nonprofit hearing clinic will open in central Pennsylvania this March to provide low- and no-cost services for underserved children and adults. An article appearing in Central Penn Business Journal details Kamal Elliot’s recent launch of the clinic, A&E Hearing Connection. Clinic staff will be made up of six audiologists—including Elliot—and one speech-language pathologist, who all currently serve patients from the three offices of Elliot’s  private practice, A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center.

A&E Hearing Connection will provide sliding-scale services to those with financial need. Depending on what they can afford to pay for services, patients will volunteer in the community to make up the rest of the reduced fees. Patients must prove their volunteer hours with a signed form, but they can chose any area nonprofit.

According to the article, Elliot’s plan is to create a “circle of giving,” in which the community supports the nonprofit clinic through private donations, and the clinic gives back to the community with volunteers.

More articles about how CSD pros give back:

A California audiologist rehabilitates hearing aids to give back to her patients and community.

A “retired” SLP works to build a network of speech mentors in developing countries who treat children with reconstructed cleft palates.

An audiologist is on a mission to create the ideal hearing protection for firefighters—and to convince them to use it.


Shelley D. Hutchins is content producer/editor for The ASHA Leader. shutchins@asha.org.

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