The Children's Hearing Institute is proud to introduce the members of our newly established Medical & Educational Advisory Board . In 2017, CHI was invited to join the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities ( GPcwd ) a worldwide network of only 260 organizations working to advance the rights of children with disabilities at a global, regional, and country levels. In order to be an effective and influential member of the GPcwd, the Institute created this Advisory Board consisting of esteemed professionals who represent programs of excellence in the hearing loss community.

"It is an honor and a privilege for our Institute to be associated with so many exemplary organizations and programs," said Melissa Willis, Executive Director of CHI. "This collaboration will increase awareness, resources and more importantly, help in creating new, innovative support programs to best meet the needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing."

Members of the new Advisory Board will: 1) act as ambassadors of CHI and its mission while representing the organization at meetings requested by the GPcwd 2) assist CHI in expanding its Educational Outreach Program by strategizing and identifying topics of interest, dynamic speakers, and cutting edge research in support of our ongoing conference schedule 3) work in conjunction with CHI's Executive Board in reviewing grant proposals and making recommendations to help support children with hearing loss.

The Board will be formally introduced at our #HearInNewYork Benefit Cocktail Reception in the Delegate's Dining Room in the United Nations on May 10th. *For event information and to purchase tickets, please click HEAR !

Please join us in congratulating our 2018 Inductees.
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MEDICAL:
Director
Cochlear Implant Center
 Weill Cornell Medical College




Director
Cochlear Implant Center 
Ear Institute
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Director
Cochlear Implant Center
Columbia University Medical Center 

Chief Otology/Neurotology 
Northwell Health
Chair
Dept. of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery Co-Director
Cochlear Implant Center
NYU Langone Health
AUDIOLOGY:
Audiologist
Cochlear Implant Center
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai
Assistant Director Audiology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Director
Cochlear Implants and Pediatric Audiology
Columbia University Medical Center
Educational Audiologist Department of Education
New York City
Professor of Audiology Director
Hearing and Speech Ctr.
Weill Cornell Medicine
Director
FGP Audiology
Supervising Audiologist
Cochlear Implant Center
SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPISTS:
Founder & Director
Strivright/Auditory Oral School of New York
 Coordinator
Parent Infant Program, “Sound Beginnings” 
Summit Speech School
Co-Director
Hearing & Speech Services
Center for Hearing and Communication
EDUCATION SPECIALISTS:
Coordinator
Itinerant Program
Summit Speech School
Director
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
New York Campus
Coordinator
Family Resource Center
Center for Hearing and Communication
Please join us for an amazing and fun evening at the United Nations in support of ALL children with hearing loss and the dedicated professionals who work with them..... #HearInNewYork. Tickets, Digital Ads, and all sponsorship levels available. ** Select tickets include a private tour of the UN Security Floors prior to Cocktail Hour.
(Please note: Due to UN Security regulations, tickets to this event will not be available online.)

Please feel free to post the UN Event Flyer and share on your social media pages to help spread the word in the hearing loss community.

The Children's Hearing Institute
363 Seventh Avenue - 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-257-6138
www.childrenshearing.org

Melissa A. Willis
Executive Director
Mwillis@childrenshearing.org
The Children's Hearing Institute is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 by noted Otolaryngologist, Dr. Simon C. Parisier and his wife Elaine. For the past 35 years, the Institute has dedicated itself to improving the lives of deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. 

Hearing loss is America's number one birth defect and leading disability. A startling 34 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, from mild to severe, and the number is expected to soar in the coming years reaching an astounding 78 million by 2030! With hearing loss increasingly recognized as a public health crisis, we count on philanthropy more than ever to enhance our research capabilities, expand our educational outreach, and further our innovative treatments for children. 

To make a tax-deductible contribution in support of our mission - "Hear"