John Tracy Clinic
JTC was founded in 1943 by Louise and Spencer Tracy, whose son, John, was born deaf. JTC was one of the nation’s first spoken-language education and support programs for parents of children with hearing loss. Today, JTC is the recognized leader in the field of deaf education for children from birth to age 5 and their parents. The clinic is the world’s largest private provider of comprehensive services to young children with—or at risk for—hearing loss, including audiology, counseling and child development. JTC offers exclusively spoken-language programs so that hearing-impaired children ages birth through 5 become prepared for mainstream kindergarten classrooms. Through our programs, parents learn to become their children’s teachers and advocates.