Jace Wolfe, PhD, Chief of Audiology and Research at Hearts for Hearing joins Oberkotter Foundation – Hearing First as Senior Vice President, Innovation beginning April 1.

Jace Wolfe, PhD, CCC-A

Wolfe has led a team of clinical audiologists serving pediatric and adult hearing aid and cochlear implant patients at Hearts for Hearing since 2003 and established its research department. The move reportedly gives Wolfe greater focus on translating science into practice to capitalize on the critical early stages of brain development to improve Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) and literacy outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing nationwide.

“Dr. Wolfe is a highly-regarded expert in the field of hearing health,” states Teresa Caraway, PhD, co-founder of Hearing First and Incoming Chief Executive Officer of Oberkotter Foundation – Hearing First. “He and his colleagues at Hearts for Hearing have been leaders in delivering coordinated audiology and listening and spoken language intervention to young children and their families. Jace has a passion to advance science and innovation to improve audiological, LSL, and literacy outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. His leadership will further the impact of Oberkotter Foundation – Hearing First as we leverage our strategic philanthropy to achieve transformative results for children with hearing loss and their families.”

Hearts for Hearing is a comprehensive hearing health clinic for both children and adults with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Shawnee. It was founded as a 501(c)3 to provide funding for the first set of hearing aids for children with hearing loss in Oklahoma.

Joanna Smith, CEO of Hearts for Hearing reflects, “We have grown from a team of five employees in 2003, to 127 team members including speech-language pathologists, audiologists, behavioral health providers and researchers. Jace helped recruit and lead our excellent team of professionals. His impact will remain.”

Source: PR Newswire

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