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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 24, 2021

Foundation for Hearing Research

3518 Jefferson Ave.

Redwood City, CA 94062

Media Contact: Bill Doyle, Executive Director

650.430.2467, wdoyle@weingartencc.org

JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARDS 3-YEAR MATCHING FUNDS GIFT OF $300,000 TO FOUNDATION FOR HEARING RESEARCH

Grant Will Support Innovative Listening and Spoken Language Services for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. dba Weingarten Children’s Center (FHR), has been awarded a three-year matching funds gift of $300,000 from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF). The matching funds will boost the amount to $600,000. FHR specializes in teaching listening and spoken language to young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The grant will support FHR’s BabyTalk Teleintervention Program and Talk2Me™ Digital Listening and Spoken Language Parent Education Program with Coaching Support.

“We are delighted to receive this support from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation to expand our programs to teach young children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen, speak, and learn. We look forward to developing and implementing programs to transform lives of these children wherever they live and whatever their circumstances,” says FHR Executive Director Bill Doyle.

“We are pleased to support FHR’s innovative BabyTalk and Talk2Me™ programs, which bring language to these children in need of services,” says JSF CEO Bobby Krause.

About the FHR

Since 1967, FHR, a 501(c)(3), has specialized in teaching listening and spoken language to young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. FHR operates Weingarten Children’s Center, a school and clinic in Redwood City; BabyTalk Teleintervention Program, a partnership with Stanford School of Medicine serving families with children age 0-3; TeachLSL™, distance learning program for children ages 3-5 throughout California and Nevada; and Talk2Me™, a new program developing digital games and lessons teaching parents to facilitate listening and spoken language development in their children ages 0-3. For more information, visit weingartencc.org.

About the Johnson Scholarship Foundation

West Palm Beach, Fla.-based JSF is dedicated to creating paths to brighter futures. Through thoughtful planning and strategic partnerships, the private Foundation has built a network of innovative funding programs and progressive relationships in the United States and Canada with some of the most respected and important community programs, schools, colleges and universities. For more information, visit jsf.bz.

WEINGARTEN CHILDREN’S CENTER

3518 Jefferson Avenue

Redwood City, CA 94062

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