Waiting to Hear was created in 2013 to increase awareness about cochlear implants, and to assist recipients, families, and speech & hearing professionals.
Waiting to Hear is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. We are dedicated to helping individuals with hearing loss succeed in the "hearing world". We advocate for the use of cochlear implants and hearing amplification for those seeking a listening and spoken language outcome. We are a strictly volunteer organization.
Waiting to Hear was created by parents who refused to label their daughter as “deaf” or "hard of hearing". They chose instead to believe she was simply “waiting to hear” until she received her cochlear implants. We exist to help bring the gift of sound to hearing impaired individuals through cochlear implantation and hearing habilitation.