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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.  

In 2021, she completed her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Learn more about Christy on her website.


Hawaii Hears envisions a community where all children, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing, have access to language and opportunities to help them 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 on the following:

  • importance of quality language exposure for children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH)  

  • advocacy for the ideal educational setting/situation for a DHH child

  • services for children birth to 18

  • and resources to help support a DHH child learn language, communicate, and progress in academics.

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