Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center offers innovative services through a variety of different programs to assist children and adults with speech, hearing, communication and specialized education/learning needs. We are leaders in hearing and speech rehabilitation, language and literacy proficiency therapies and specialized programs, evidence-based autism interventions, Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention programs.
BHSC has been recognized as one of WNY Healthiest Employers and pride ourselves on being an employer of choice.
Since its founding in 1953, Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center has helped more than 100,000 men, women and children in the Western New York community.
• Operates state-of-the-art facilities, provides innovative programs, and is on the cutting edge of advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, literacy, autism, and learning difficulties.
• Is one of the largest freestanding hearing, speech, and learning centers offering this comprehensive scope of services in the United States.
• Has locations in Buffalo, Amherst, West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Williamsville, Wheatfield, Angola and Fredonia.
• Over the past 15 years, has experienced significant growth and development in all of its programs. Growing from a staff of 17 in 1986, the Center currently employs over 350 professional and support staff. Revenues have also increased from $625,000 in 1986 to over $12,500,000.
• Employs a multidisciplinary team of Licensed and Certified professionals, including: speech-language pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, music therapists, social workers, school psychologists, and special education teachers.
• The Oral Deaf Education Program is one of only 8 Certified Moog Centers (teaching deaf children to use oral language) in the nation.
• Developed a Language to Literacy Program offering intervention to help children and young adults who cannot read to "re-claim" their literacy right. The BHSC Language to Literacy Curriculum is in operation nationwide with programs in Seattle and New Orleans.
• Annually serves more than 8,500 patients of all ages through its programs in audiology, speech-language pathology, early childhood special education, oral deaf education, literacy and autism.
• Has a Cochlear Implant Team that works to bring the joy of hearing to deaf children and adults.
• Offers a Comprehensive Continuing Education Program for speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and special education professionals throughout the WNY community.