|SIGHT AND HEARING INFO
Our mission: The Minnesota-based Sight & Hearing Association works to prevent the needless loss of vision and hearing through the development of effective screening, education and research programs.
How we came to be: The Sight & Hearing Association (SHA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, was founded in 1939 as the Minnesota Society for the Prevention of Blindness, when Dr. Frank E. Burch, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, recognized the need to end blindness from preventable causes. In 1979, the organization added the preservation of hearing to its mission when it merged with the Pre-School Medical Survey of Vision and Hearing (PSMSVH). PSMSVH was founded in 1959 by Grace Stoltze, a St. Croix Valley, Minn., resident who believed all children were entitled to medically oriented vision and hearing screening to detect treatable and potentially handicapping eye and ear conditions.
Resource Category: SENIOR CIRCUIT - PROGRAMS
Added: Apr 22, 2005