Hearing Loss Resources for Children in Baton Rouge

Helpful Resources

At The Emerge Center, we’re committed to being your single resource for all things related to your child’s hearing. Below you will find links to websites of companies, organizations, and hearing resources that provide valuable support in our community and nationally.

American Academy Of Audiology (AAA)
The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization for audiologists. Members are dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

American Speech And Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the worldwide professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 130,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech/language/hearing scientists.

Hands & Voices Louisiana
Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. They’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.

Louisiana Commission For The Deaf
The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf, a division of the Louisiana Department of Hospitals, provides accessibility services for persons whom are deaf, deaf-blind or have hearing loss or speech impairment. Their services include interpreting, telecommunications and general accessibility equipment, hearing aids, plus more.

Louisiana School For The Deaf
The Louisiana School For The Deaf was established in 1852 and serves deaf or hard of hearing children and their families. The school is fully accredited by CEASD (Conference of Educators and Administrators Serving the Deaf) in acknowledgement of the excellence of their program.

Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LSHA)
LSHA is the state’s professional association for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Their mission is to make effective communication a human right, accessible and achievable for all Louisiana residents.

Starkey Hearing Foundation Hear Now Program
Hear Now is a national non-profit program committed to assisting deaf and hard-of-hearing persons with limited financial resources who reside permanently in the United States.


Application for Financial Assistance
The costs of services provided by The Emerge Center are based, to the greatest extent possible, on a person’s ability to pay. This form is for those individuals who would like to apply for reduced fees for these services.

Hear Now
HEAR NOW is program of last resort designed to assist those who have no other resources available to them for hearing aid assistance. It is an initiative of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, whose mission is to bring understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, educations, protection and treatment so the world may hear. Contact our Audiology office at (225)343-4232 for more information or to apply for the Hear Now program.