Increase Revenue, Inclusion, Retention, Productivity, & Health

 Helping Businesses CONNECT with the Hearing Impaired 

Increase Revenue, Inclusion, Retention, Productivity, & Health

 Helping Businesses CONNECT with the Hearing Impaired 

The Unseen Disability That Affects All

Improve your knowledge, compliance, and overall understanding of what needs to be altered in your environment to better serve 20% of your customers and employees with Hearing Friendly Business Training and  Certification.  

" 1 in 5 Americans have hearing loss according to a John Hopkins Study"

Be part of the solution by being able to identify those who need a different way to communicate and  saving hearing with minor alterations in your business. 

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What We Do

Additional Information

 On Black Friday November 23, 2018 the First Shopping Center in the World The Village on Cedros was Certified as a Hearing Friendly Shopping Center by HearCommunication.  On December 29, 2018 there was a  Celebration Event featuring  the USC Trojan Marching Band,  ear healthy foods served at RootCellar, and  Hearing Friendly Community Supporters where in attendance with a lot of shopping and fraternizing  going on. 

Articles & Media:  Teresa is the author of Sound Advice: Tune Into Listening. HearCommunication has been featured in Carlsbad Chamber Business Journal; West Coast News; San Diego Business Journal; International Association for Women E-Women; Diversity Award Recipient from La Jolla Scripps Hospital; Proclamations from San Diego City, Carlsbad City, and San Marcos for May is Better Hearing and Speech Month; Far West Skiers Association Safety Award ; Silver Hair Tsunami TV Show and the Villain Crushers TV Show. 

Mission statements – We aim to educate businesses to increase the understanding of hearing loss, remove the stigma, make it visible for safety, access, and inclusion.  This awareness will improve health, conservation, and communication for a better quality of life. 

Company values – Integrity, Leadership,  Healthy, Positivity, and Service. 

Executive Board: Teresa Barnes, RN is Founder and Chief Hearing Friendly Officer. Teresa is a former Emergency Department Manager,  Serial Entrepreneur, and Advocate Speaker for the Hearing Impaired. She has had hearing loss since birth and due to a life threatening accident for not hearing from behind she federally registered a user friendly logo to give hearing loss visibility and developer of the  Hearing Friendly Business Certification Program. 

Advisor Board:  Geoffrey A. Smith, MD, F.A.C.S, Board of Otolaryngology  and Cosmetic Surgery  believes being a physician is more than the practice of medicine. His curriculum vitae is extensive. He enjoys teaching courses to other physicians, publishing articles, doing charitable work and lecturing locally and worldwide.  he is owner of several ancient hearing related artifacts as archaeology is one of his hobbies.

Ranji Roshan, IBM Client Manager|Strategy|Solution Development|Growth|Global Partnerships has over 11 yers of experience in the tech industry and is passionate about technology solutions that have a social impact. She is assisting with technology development for HearCommunication. 

Greg Houlgate, CEO of Oska, Inc. Mr. Houlgate has a passion for helping people relieve pain the natural way with Oska Pulse to live fuller lives. Having grown up with parents  and a sibling with hearing loss he understands the nuisances of this social and physical disease for this perspective.  He is a strong supporter and suggest every business implement the Hearing Friendly Program in their platform. 

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  • Learn How to Identify Hearing Impaired to Serve Better
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  • Power of the Market & Impact
  • How It Affects Your Bottomline
  • 3 Key Ways to Reduce & Improve Hearing Loss.

Our Partners


Hearing Friendly Businesses

Oksa Wellness is Hearing Friendly Certified

John Hopkins Hearing Loss  Phonak, Starkey Costco Hearing Aids Business Development CEU Credits RN 

Buy the Pulse - the Natural Way to Relieve Pain is a Great Supporter of the Hearing Friendly Concept. 300 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite 111 Carlsbad, California 92018



Clutch Modern Providing Hearing Friendly Decor

Customer Service, Productivity, Retention of employees and customers, human resources, productive, 

Clutch Modern on Cedros is Hearing and Dog Friendly. Providing  Bedroom Bliss, Creative Living with the right touches, and Real Beauty. Come Meet Clutchy and Team. 324 Cedros Suite 100 Solana Beach, California 92075


Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in San Marcos for Hearing Challenged Logo Applications

Safety Decals for Bikers, Skiers, Walkers, Drivers, Hockey, Football, High School, College. Seating 

Jeff McNeilly and Team  are trained in supplying your needs for those with hearing loss. 151 S Las Posas Road #173 San Marcos, California 92078 


HeraHub Carlsbad Hearing Friendly Certified

Lisane & Jeane-Michel Basquiat, phonak, bbc, abc, artists. NABWO, nursing, patient advocacy, ADA

Lisane Basquiat, Owner of HeraHub a Workspace for Women was thrilled with her training and knowledge she received to understand what's needed for 20% of population with hearing loss. Providing a Hearing Friendly Zone , Great Lighting, and HF Supportive Environment. 5205 Avenida Encinas Suite A  Carlsbad, California 92008


3 X Yummy Cupcakes Owner Becomes Hearing Friendly Certified

training, keynote speaking, compliance, renato cautelo, nbc, wedding cakes, san diego magazine, r

Renato Cautelo said, " She was able to educate them on hearing-impaired, ways to identify, communicate and better serve the hearing-impaired." Renato is a true leader with NBC awarded  sweet cup cakes, wedding cake services and yummy truffles. Found at 1514 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, California 923824

Just west of Torrey Pines High School


Get Your Photographic Needs Done by debra a HFBusiness Owner

speaking, training, compliance, hearing audiologist Patient choice Act

debora cartwright providing specialized service for those with hearing loss as a Certified Hearing Business Owner. No it's not  typo she likes her name in lower case. Very Creative and Will Get Your Best Angle

320 S Cedros Avenue #350 Solana Beach, California 92075. Even provides intern services for those have empathy .


Hearing Friendly Businesses

Coles on Cedros Hearing Friendly Certified

coles fine flooring sales, revenue, b2b, BBB, Yelp  Millennials,  Amazon, Sound Advice  HOH, Deaf, 

Stop in to See What Alan and Joanne can put together to make your environment more conducive to hearing and conservation of course in a hearing friendly way.  

Remodeling Services offered as well. 

320 South Cedros Solana Beach, CA 92075




Mary Kellejian and Kelli Kellejian-Barrett, a Mother-Daughter Team with American Society of Interior Design Credentials are now Hearing Friendly Certified, too.  Mary has friends  who have hearing loss, therefore has a special desire to formate your home into a beautiful space that's hearing accessible, too.  In the Village on Cedros in Solana Beach. 


Mark's Heating and Air - A Hearing Friendly Service for Residential or Commercial


Mark and His Crew care for your heating and air conditioning needs. Look for his truck from El Cajon to where he needs to roam to give 1st Class Service, with special attention. HVAC Contractor at 1284 El Rey Avenue 

El Cajon, CA 92021


Express Funding Mortage Company is Certified Hearing Friendly Business


Brad Shoemaker provides exceptional service and  provides Hearing Friendly Services to those with the disability of invisible hearing loss as he has received training and is a hearing friendly supporter as well.  Let him help you with your mortgage needs. 

1237 Camino Del Mar  Del Mar, CA 92014


LOVE Painting Company is a Woman Owned Business


Kelly Forbes has the attitude of caring for her customers and employees. Painting with environmental safe paint giving your home or office the fresh look to add to your Hearing Friendly Space.  She is offering jobs for those with hearing loss from  Deaf , Hard-of-Hearing or that annoying ringing in the ears.  Schedule an Appointment Today

619-384-7646  Call or Text

Alexis K Beauty Goes Hearing Friendly Certified

Inclusion, Diversity, Hearing Loss, compliance, ADA, hearing aids, depression, beauty, phonak,

Hearing loss is an isolating disease. Here at Alexis K they understand your needs to uplift your beauty routine in a quiet user friendly space.  Providing excellent service by licensed clinical estheticians for your brows, skin, lashes, and body needs. An inclusive businesses with one provider with a mild hearing loss. 

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