The Children's Hearing Aid Project is a program of TSHA, Total Source for Hearing Access, which is a United Way Agency. The program provides hearing aids to families who cannot afford them and who are not covered by insurance. Each family pays something depending on their ability to pay.
Dr. Jacque Scholl is an Audiologist and founder of The School Center for Communication Disorder. She has had many patients who experienced hearing loss because of another illness such as cancer of cystic fibrosis. Often chemotherapy and surgeries can cause hearing loss, and because of loopholes in the law, insurance companies typically won't pay for the hearing aids - which cost thousands of dollars. Dr. Scholl founded CHAP to come up with a way to provide the hearing aids for the children.
Dr. Scholl partnered with TSHA and received a special grant to start the program. She organized a fundraiser called "Tulsa Hears a Who", based on the popular Dr. Seuss book, "Horton Hears a Who". More than 250 people attended the 1st annual event.
MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma was the title sponsor for the event. Other sponsors included Cochlear, Oticon, Oklahoma Magazine, Quota International of Tulsa, Reeder's Service Center, The Scholl Center for Communication Disorders, Dr. Jacque and Eric Scholl, Dr. Stan Lang, Dr. Laurie Flynn, Dr. Wayne Berryhill, Dr. Tom Hamilton, Dr. Bruce Hudkins, Dr. John Mowry, Dr. Chad Putnam, Dr. William Hawkins, Lance Reid and Rock Springs Partnership.
CHAP is planning the second annual Tulsa Hears a Who for January 2012. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane White at 918-770-3905, Diane@DianeWhitePR.com