Supporting Individuals and Families With Hearing or Communication Challenges

A nonprofit "Center of Excellence," developing and providing hearing, speech/language, and early literacy services and programs.

At the Marion Downs Center, we value comprehensive service, individual attention, family engagement,
evidence-based solutions and a wellness approach to hearing and communication challenges.

News and Announcements

Building Connections: May – Better Speech and Hearing Month

In 1927 the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association created Better Speech and Hearing Month to create awareness about hearing health and communication disorders.   This year’s theme is “building connections.” The Marion Downs Center remains committed to supporting our patients and the community in regards to hearing health and communication.  Monitor Your Hearing Health In older adults, only 1 out of…
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Marion’s Way Preschool Application Deadline Extended

We have extended our deadline for Marion’s Way Preschool applications to May 15th. Marion’s Way Preschool is an intensive summer preschool program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing incorporating a language-rich environment and instruction with a focus on developing listening and spoken language skills.  Theme-based learning experiences incorporated into language, cognitive, and…
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Getting a Cochlear Implant: Dana’s Story

After struggling with progressive hearing loss, Dana got a cochlear implant in 2020 and has been receiving audiology services at the Marion Downs Center. Dana shares his experience of struggling with progressive hearing loss, learning about cochlear implants, and adapting to the new technology.
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March is National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month. The Marion Downs Center remains committed to supporting language and literacy development in children through our programs and services. We share some strategies to support children's reading skills.
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World Hearing Day

Protect your hearing today with custom ear mold plugs! Schedule a hearing test today and get 20% off custom ear mold plugs when you mention "World Hearing Day."
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Frontiers In Hearing Symposium to be held in 2022

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Marion Downs Center has decided to postpone the Frontiers in Hearing Symposium until 2022. We miss everyone and hope to see you next year in person when it’s safe to do so!Stay up to date through our monthly eNews! Sign up here at
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