Our History and Values

Serving Albuquerque since 1953.

Our History and Values

In 1953, Albuquerquean Mary Pfeister, who suffered from severe hearing loss, realized there was no treatment resource for the deaf in the state. From that the New Mexico Hearing Society was born. They offered free hearing screenings and discussed ways to detect and prevent hearing loss. They taught free lip-reading classes and in 1956 opened a preschool for deaf and hard of hearing children.

As the need grew Mary opened her doors to adults, as well, offering hearing evaluations, fitting hearing aids, and evaluating and treating swallowing, speech, and language disorders.

In March of 1966, Maryann Moyer took over as Director and Mary Pfeister’s community project became the Albuquerque Speech Language and Hearing Center, “a full-scale communication diagnostic and treatment center” on land donated by the City of Albuquerque, at 1011 Buena Vista SE, their location for 39 years.

By 2005 the Center needed more room, a bigger, more modern and technologically sound facility, and moved to their present location at 9500 Montgomery NE Suite 215 in Albuquerque. With three sound proof booths, the most current equipment, and high-tech hearing aids and assistive listening devices, six speech therapy rooms, and a dedicated and caring staff, they are the premier speech, language, and hearing facility in the state.

The community participation that started with Mary Pfeister in 1953 still continues today.

They are funded through grants, donor contributions, and through services provided to their private pay patients. They offer free speech and hearing screenings at health fairs and give presentations on communication disorders, prevention, detection, and treatment. And their “voucher fund” allows those without the ability to pay to have hearing aids and speech services on a sliding scale for little to, in some cases, no cost. Innovation, diligence, and the most current treatment options are encouraged and they give each and every patient their utmost at all times.

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Clinic Hours

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri

8:00am – 6:30pm
8:00am – 6:30pm
8:00am – 6:30pm
8:00am – 6:30pm
8:00am – 3:00pm

Audiology Department

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri

8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 6:00pm

Speech Department

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri

8:00am – 6:15pm
8:00am – 6:15pm
8:00am – 6:15pm
8:00am – 6:15pm
8:00am – 12:00pm

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Black Friday
December 24 – January 2

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