Open Arms Children’s Health Purchases Little Ears Hearing Center

Meredith Pack, PR & Marketing Manager

September 1, 2017


Louisville, Ky.  (September 1, 2017) – Open Arms Children’s Health, Home of the Innocents’ comprehensive pediatric outpatient health center, has purchased Little Ears Hearing Center.

Little Ears is the region’s only facility specializing in childhood hearing loss and related services. The newly merged center offers hearing evaluations for children of all ages, hearing aid and cochlear implant services, early intervention and family support services. Little Ears joins Open Arms’ existing comprehensive pediatric services including medical, dental, psychology and psychiatry, as well as occupational, physical and speech therapy.

Paul Robinson, President and CEO of Home of the Innocents, is excited about the union. “We are thrilled to have Little Ears Hearing Center join our pediatric health center. Our mission is to treat the whole child with the highest quality of care, and our team is very passionate about being the premier pediatric audiology service in Louisville.”

Susan Veech, Senior Vice President of Open Arms Children’s Health, said, “We are proud to have Dr. Shelley Moats, the only board-certified pediatric audiologist in the state of Kentucky, join our team and expand our current hearing services to all children in the community.”

Starting today, Open Arms welcomes the staff and patients of Little Ears to their Market Street location.  Staff joining Open Arms from Little Ears include Executive Director Shelley Moats, Au.D., PASC; Sara Denley, Au.D; Mary Beth Dean, M.S.Ed., TDHH; Paula Carby, M.Ed., TDHH and Jordan Widner, 4th year Au.D. Extern.

“The team at Little Ears Hearing Center is excited for the opportunity to join Open Arms Children’s Health. It’s a natural fit, as the organizations share a similar mission and values when it comes to caring for children, and we look forward to continuing our excellence in pediatric hearing care in our new partnership and location,” said Shelley Moats, Au.D., PASC, Director of Audiology at Little Ears Hearing Center at Open Arms.