House Ear Institute (HEI), Los Angeles, reports that it has received a $15,000 CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Inc Grant.

The grant funding allowed the Children’s Auditory Research and Evaluation (CARE) Center to purchase an otoacoustic emission system that helps determine a child’s hearing capacity without behavioral cues, says HEI.

Margaret Winter, coordinator of clinical services at the HEI CARE Center, said in a statement issued by the Institute that otoacoustic emissions testing, combined with other tests, allows the Institute to confirm significant cochlear hearing loss, and helps to differentiate between cochlear and neural hearing loss.

The grant to HEI is part of $4.2 million in grants given to 92 nonprofit organizations across 22 states and Washington, according to the statement. Organizations that received funding were chosen for their focus on improving the lives of children with disabilities, and organizations that provide uninsured or underinsured individuals with needed care.

HEI is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing hearing science through research and education. The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corp, a provider of prescriptions and related health care services.

[Source: House Ear Institute]