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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Center for Hearing and Communication

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Center for Hearing and Communication
Formerly known as:
League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway
6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1912, New York
Center for Hearing and Communication Florida Office
Stated Purpose:
" The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) is a premier hearing center in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They specialize in state-of-the-art hearing testing, hearing devices, speech therapy, and emotional health and wellness services for children and adults with hearing loss and auditory conditions. CHC is a nonprofit organization that’s been dedicated to empowering people with hearing loss since 1910. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Center for Hearing and Communication (LHH) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Center for Hearing and Communication provides life-affirming hearing health care to over 20,000 people annually. They are committed to improving life quality of children and adults with all degrees of hearing loss and listening and auditory challenges. They accomplish their mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by empowering their clients to achieve their potential.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Laurie Hanin, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Jefferey Cohen
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Advisen Inc.
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct Mail Appeals, Invitations To Fundraising Events, Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.), Grant Proposals.
Fund raising costs were 17.2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,025,886, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on LHH's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Patient Service revenue


Broward County Grants and Contracts


Foundation and Corporate Grants


Hearing Aid Sales


Special Events Income




Goverment Grants and Contracts


Net Realized and Unrealized Gain


Interest Income


Other Income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 77%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative 14% 
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Beginning net assets $4,993,128
Ending net assets 4,703,570
Total liabilities 1,414,968

Total assets



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