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YOU can give a deaf child their voice! There are many ways to support our efforts to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak. Here at DePaul School, your gift truly does speak volumes! Whether it be a charitable gift, an in kind donation, a monthly contribution, or a few hours of your time, the students of DePaul School for Hearing and Speech can continue to learn to listen and speak because of your generosity.

Our past students have found their voices in so many different fields - journalism, medicine, engineering, just to name a few. None of it would have been possible without the support DePaul School has received over the years. Find out how you can help our students find their voices today and into the future by clicking the links below.

We’d love to have you stop by for a visit to hear your gift in action! Let us know if you’d like to come in for a tour of the school and meet the students by emailing us at info@depaulhearingandspeech.org.

Featured Alumni Story

DePaul alumna Jeannie Choi has been up to some exciting things since transitioning from DePaul in 2005! Last year, she graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with aspirations of becoming a doctor!

After graduation, she took a gap year to travel throughout South Korea with her family. Soon after, Jeannie began working as a Research Technician at Children’s Hospital, a job she refers to as a godsend because of the ideal location and relevance to her major. Her research focus is on Cystic Fibrosis, a disease on which she only knows the basics but one she is excited to learn more about!

Jeannie was diagnosed with bilateral severe hearing loss at age 3. Shortly after, she received a Cochlear Implant for her right ear. At the time, bilateral Cochlear Implants were not around so she just got her left Cochlear Implant 2 years ago.

Looking back on her time at DePaul, Jeannie says, “My best memories of DePaul are the people in it, especially the friends I made and the teachers who helped me flourish. The friends I gained at DePaul, even though we are well on different paths, we still talk once in a while because of the special connection we have in terms of being able to understand what it’s like being hearing impaired. DePaul has truly helped me in terms of being able to assimilate into a public school where speaking is the norm and DePaul prepared me well for mainstreaming.”

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