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

Marion Down’s Great-Grandson Visits the MDC

Nathan Harvey, Marion Downs’ great grandson, is a professional drummer and audio engineer in Los Angles who has been exposed to loud sounds for much of his life. In the past few years he has experienced hearing related symptoms and he knew what his Great-Granny would want him to do! Nathan reached out to the…
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Welcome Dr. Emory Bratton to the MDC Team!

Dr. Emory Bratton recently received her Doctorate in Audiology from Texas Tech University this past May and is now joining us as a clinical audiologist with the Marion Downs Center. Dr. Bratton spent the past year with us as our 4th Year Audiology Fellow and we’re very excited to have her on our team! “I…
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Getting Answers at the Marion Downs Center: Rob’s Story

Aaron Rose, our marketing & outreach coordinator at the MDC, noticed Rob’s difficulties while on a tour in the Colorado backcountry this winter. Rob shared his struggles in noisy environments and dealing with tinnitus for the past five years. After some encouragement from Aaron, Rob made an appointment at the MDC to get his hearing…
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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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