The Foundation’s mission is to help fulfill a critical need for resources for hearing-challenged children and their families by establishing a cochlear implant family resource center in Miami that includes an auditory-verbal therapy program. The center is a premier 'go to' place for children, parents, teachers and the public to get answers to questions, learn about hearing loss, explore communications and hearing technology options, find specialists, connect with other families and get the help they need. The Center helps children and families navigate the pathway through the pre and post-diagnosis phases of hearing loss, cochlear implant surgery, essential auditory-verbal therapy and lifelong habilitation required after initial diagnosis.
Dr. Myriam de la Asuncion Cochlear Impant Audiologist working with one of our childen at the center.
Hailey and MJ met going through the cochlear implant process at our center. Each now wearing their 'Naidas'. Their friendship offers something totally unique — and irreplaceable. We just love watching them grow and hearing them speak.
Check out our creative parent's adaptation of her son's cochlear implant.
His cochlear implant doesn't slow him down when playing with his best friend
"I thank God every day that this precious girl can hear everything" - Parker's mom
The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center
The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center, housed at the University of Miami Ear Institute was established to create a seamless process that takes into account the social and emotional aspects of children with hearing loss and their families while providing the most current medical technology. The Resource Center provides newly diagnosed children and their families with information, education, counseling, guidance, support and resources about hearing loss, speech/ language development and more specifically about cochlear implant and technology. The center provides:
Cochlear Implant Evaluation
Auditory Verbal Therapy
Barton G Weiss
Chairman and Founder
Allison Weiss Brady
Barton G. Weiss
Dr. Myriam de la Asuncion
Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Dr. Ivette Cejas
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.