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  • Mr. Binder and the Vigilant Volunteers

    Mr. Binder and the Vigilant Volunteers

    I now have a very large, four-inch black binder that sits on the corner of my desk called “The Volunteer Binder.” This binder and I see a lot of each other throughout the day (we also occasionally have lunch), and he’s the one who really holds the new Volunteer Program together. Organized and efficient, Mr. Binder settled into a routine that was a long time in the making. READ MORE>>

  • Much Larger Than Expected

    Much Larger Than Expected

    Whenever someone new visits my office, their first words are always the same. Without fail, they say, “This place is huge.”   While our lobby is pretty spacious, our building is not really any larger than the other nonprofits in our office park.  It’s just that we’re so much more expansive than expected.  This is due, in part, to the reason(s) a visitor may come through our doors at The Hearing and Speech Agency. READ MORE>>

  • A Clinical Success: Lunch & Learn

    A Clinical Success: Lunch & Learn

    The most important thing you can do for your hearing health is to get a baseline hearing screening. This was the message conveyed by HASA audiologist Dr. Julie Norin at a Lunch & Learn event at The Village of Cross Keys on May 20, 2015. READ MORE>>

  • A Gateway Success: A Sizeable Scholarship

    A Gateway Success: A Sizeable Scholarship

    HASA received its largest non-capital gift in its history in April 2015.  The anonymous $500,000 donation will be used to establish a scholarship fund for students and clients who may otherwise be unable to afford tuition at Gateway School or for therapeutic services in the Clinic. READ MORE>>

  • A GATEWAY SUCCESS: GATEWAY GETS INVOLVED

    A GATEWAY SUCCESS: GATEWAY GETS INVOLVED

    Gateway School celebrated the month of April by “Lighting it Up Blue” with a long, blue paper chain for Autism awareness and planting a Pinwheel Garden to bring attention to the issue of child abuse and neglect. READ MORE>>

  • Blessings for Alex

    Blessings for Alex

    Alex was born with total hearing loss in both ears, and later we discovered that he also had communication difficulties. Alex was hospitalized at 9 1/2 months of age READ MORE>>

  • A GATEWAY SUCCESS: THE SEARCH FOR THE RIGHT SCHOOL

    A GATEWAY SUCCESS: THE SEARCH FOR THE RIGHT SCHOOL

    Marguerite Loeschke follows her imagination down railroad tracks and under the sea. The 5-year-old girl would like to become the engineer of a historic steam locomotive out West, but also ponders life as a mermaid who swims with the “King of the Blue Whales.” READ MORE>>

  • A GATEWAY SUCCESS: AN EARLY LEAP INTO THE MAINSTREAM

    A GATEWAY SUCCESS: AN EARLY LEAP INTO THE MAINSTREAM

    In the airy lobby of Gateway School in Baltimore, 5-year-old Elena Pearlstein bounces out of class and into her father’s arms. She cups his head in her hands and says in adoration, “Your face.” Then Elena jumps down. It’s late in the morning, time to leave “Little Ears, Big Voices,” Gateway’s preschool program for children with hearing loss, to resume the second half of the school day at St. James Academy in Monkton. READ MORE>>

  • A CIRS Success: Communicating the Joy of the Arts

    A CIRS Success: Communicating the Joy of the Arts

    Susan Roza’s task on the night of September 12 was daunting: the sign language interpreter was going to spend the next forty minutes recounting in American Sign Language what author Sally H. Jacobs was saying about her new book, The Other Barack, at the Enoch Pratt Library. To the hearing audience assembled in the room, Roza’s gestures and expressions looked a bit like mime. READ MORE>>

  • A GATEWAY SUCCESS: SHE COULDN'T HEAR THE FIRE ALARM

    A GATEWAY SUCCESS: SHE COULDN'T HEAR THE FIRE ALARM

    As soon as Charles (Yechiel) and Rochelle Rubin brought their daughter Avigail home, they knew that their family was complete. Their two beautiful daughters were almost exactly the same age. Ilana was born in Guatemala and Avigail in Belarus, but in their Baltimore home, they were, in essence, twin sisters. READ MORE>>

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