The Children's Hearing Institute of Texas
Children Hearing Institute Children Cochlear Implants
Children Hearing Loss

Mission Statement:

The goal of The Children’s Hearing Institute of Texas is to provide resources for children with hearing impairment.

By testing and evaluating children for hearing aids and cochlear implants as well as counseling the families, The Children's Hearing Institute of Texas can help children and families to cope with a hearing disability.

Our Director of Audiology, Shannon Williams, Au.D., CCC-A, is a board certified audiologist who has a particular interest in pediatric audiology. Dr. Williams joined Owens Ear Center in 2005, where she performs diagnostic hearing evaluations, ABRs (sedated and non-sedated), fits hearing aids, FM systems, and cochlear implants for the pediatric population. Our cochlear implant program has been in existence for 30 years. She enjoys helping individuals with hearing loss so they can learn to communicate easier and to make their daily lives more enjoyable. Dr. Williams is passionate in working with the pediatric population where she can help children learn and develop speech and language skills normally. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and American Academy of Audiology. Speech therapy for hearing impaired children is offered in conjunction with The Hearing School of the Southwest in the speech therapy department.

Dr. Fred Owens founded the Hearing School of the Southwest in 2002, and serves as the President of the Board. The Hearing School of the Southwest is the only school of its type in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, serving to provide expert educational, speech pathology, and audiological support to children with hearing impairment who have undergone cochlear implantation or have been fitted with hearing aids. The school is a non-profit institution, and represents one of Dr. Fred’s lifelong dreams of helping to provide hearing to children stricken with hearing loss.

Ft Worth Office
900 Jerome St
Suite 200
Ft Worth, TX 76110
Phone: 817-332-3277
Toll Free: 800-OwensEar
Fax: 817-332-3299
Plano Office
6509 W. Plano Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-781-1462
Toll Free: 800-OwensEar
Fax: 972-378-4125