Better Business Bureau Report for
Little Ears Hearing Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Little Ears Hearing Center
Address: 906 Lily Creek Rd., Suite 102
  Louisville, KY 40243
Phone: 502-409-4327
Web Address:
Also known as:Hear Here for Little Ears
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2010, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Little Ears Hearing Center is to improve the quality of life for children with hearing loss through family-centered care, education, advocacy and choices in intervention. To that end, the organization is committed to providing the highest quality audiologic evaluation and treatment to ensure the best quality of life for the children and families we serve. The agency is committed to family-centered care, community education and outreach, and evidence-based practice. The agency is also committed to family-based decision making and values that resource above all others. The agency is also committed to providing its families the service, knowledge and confidence to serve as the strongest advocate for the needs of their children.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Little Ears Hearing Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Currently, the agency clinic provides the following services: diagnostic Audiology services geared towards infants and children; amplification services including bone conduction hearing aids; cochlear implant evaluation and programming; assistive listening device consultation and dispensing; and consultation services to regional school districts. Little Ears Hearing Center is the only private Audiology facility in the region that exclusively serves children.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Little Ears Hearing Center's program expenses were:

Clinical services 211,545
Total Program Expenses: $211,545
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Chief Executive : Dr. Shelley Moats, Au.D., Audiologist and Executive Director. Dr. Moats holds a Specialty Certification in Pediatric Audiology.

Chair of the Board: Jeremy Rogers
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: attorney- partner at Dinsmore and Shoal

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 2

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

The organization's primary source of revenue has been program service fees with some additional revenue generated from contributions, special events and cause-related marketing.
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,220, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Little Ears Hearing Center's IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Clinical service fees 235,651
Contributions, gifts, grants and similar amounts received 1,650
Credit card redemption 1,042
Special event revenue 570
Investment income 40
Total Income $238,953


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 97%    Administrative: 3% 

Total income $238,953
Program expenses $211,545
Fund raising expenses
Administrative expenses 5,630
Total expenses $217,175
Income in Excess of Expenses 21,778
Beginning net assets 44,862
Ending net assets 66,640
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $75,938

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