The founder of Hawaii Hears, Christy Chadwick, is a Teacher of the Deaf with a Master's in Deaf Education (M.S.D.E.) from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
She graduated from the Program of Audiology and Communication Sciences in 2016 and moved to Hawaii in June 2016.
Hawaii Hears envisions a community where all children, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing, have access to language and access to be successful in academics and in life.
The mission of Hawaii Hears is to support families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) through awareness, education, advocacy, services and resources.
Hawaii Hears delivers education to providers, professionals, and families about the importance of quality language exposure for children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH), advocacy on the ideal educational setting/situation for a child who is DHH, services for children birth to 18, and resources for families and professionals to best support a child who is DHH to learn language, communicate, and progress in academics.