Nearly three out of every 1,000 babies are born with hearing loss. For children with significant hearing challenges, cochlear implants can provide an excellent solution for spoken language development.
Dedicated to helping children with special needs or health concerns, the endowed Maurine V. Goodrich Fund at North Texas Community Foundation has a special relationship with the Audiology Program at Cook Children’s, which works to tackle even the most complex hearing conditions for nearly 20,000 patients each year. In 2018, the Fund made a grant to provide cochlear implants to help children in loud settings such as auditoriums and restaurants.
In 2019, the Maurine V. Goodrich Fund provided a generous follow-up grant to help even more families by providing the information, education, and equipment necessary to address single and bilateral hearing loss to nearly 20 children and their families.
Despite being small in size, hearing aids and cochlear implants make a giant impact on the quality of life for individuals with hearing loss.