Programs and services

Serve / Service: to be of assistance; work or duties performed on the behalf of others; to benefit others

It has been said that the greatest form of leadership is through service to others. Since inception, the Alabama Ear Institute has adopted this principle throughout all of our programs in completing our mission of improving the quality of life for all individuals with hearing loss and their families.

From our Auditory-Verbal Mentoring Program that trains educational professionals who provide service to the children we serve to our HEAR 4U program which provides hearing aids at no cost to senior citizens who meet program guidelines, AEI has continually worked to address the everyday challenges and issues that face our constituency.

AEI programs have withstood the test of time for many years. Their success is measured in many ways. Even though our direct services concentrate primarily in Alabama, AEI has impacted individuals with hearing loss across North and South America.

  • Advocacy efforts by AEI have impacted personnel policies by the Alabama State Department of Education.
  • Families now receive appropriate therapy in their in local school districts as a result of training provided through the AEI Auditory-Verbal Mentoring program.
  • The first Auditory/Oral preschool in Alabama now offers children with hearing loss the opportunity to ‘catch up’ and acquire the spoken language and reading skills required to succeed in mainstream classrooms as a result of the Alabama School for Hearing.
  • Schools across Alabama are being equipped with technology allowing all students the benefit of adequate classroom amplification so they can adequately hear their teacher’s instruction.
  • Children born with hearing loss are now identified at birth and their parents have a welcomed resource to turn to for advice.
  • Senior citizens lacking in financial resources can once again hear the voices of their grandchildren.

Serve / Service. . . that is what the Alabama Ear Institute is all about!