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A Gift of Better Hearing

When a request for special hearing devices came from Quota International of Kalamazoo, a service group that helps disadvantaged women and children and people with hearing loss, Constance Brown Hearing Centers answered with three Pocketalker personal amplifiers. The donation went to Alamo Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, a locally owned senior care facility, who will use the pocketalkers for hard-of-hearing individuals when completing resident assessments, interviews, and initial intake questionnaires.

Constance Brown Hearing Centers has a close tie to Quota International of Kalamazoo. The Quota member who made the request, Dr. Nicki Mulford, is a recently retired audiologist of Constance Brown Hearing Centers. Ginger Worth, Constance Brown’s Executive Director says, “It is important to us to keep our seniors connected to their world, and Alamo’s request provided us the perfect opportunity to continue to help our community.”

Recently, Alamo Nursing Home’s founder, Fern Enos, celebrated 100 years. She and her late husband, Ray, opened the facility in 1955 with 13 residents. Today, the facility has expanded to 100 residents and is owned and operated by Fern’s three grandchildren.

Constance Brown Hearing Centers, a nonprofit hearing healthcare center established in 1942, provides services to people of all ages – from newborns to seniors – regardless of income and geographic barriers. Constance Brown Hearing Centers provides services to over 3,000 patients annually at their hearing centers in both Kalamazoo and Portage. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, call 269.343.2601 or visit


Pictured from left to right:  Monika Trahe (Resource Development Director, Constance Brown Hearing Centers), Mike DeWinter (Social Worker, Alamo Nursing Home and Rehab Center), Betty Weston (Member, Quota International of Kalamazoo), Dr. Nicki Mulford (Member, Quota International of Kalamazoo)

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