VIP, November 1996
H.E.A.R. is happy when we can honor one of our long time supporters and
good friends. Without the help of the many volunteers and professionals
donating time and energy over the years we would have struggled even more
than we did! Mont Stong is one of those people who has been a loyal supporter
and friend to H.E.A.R. for quite awhile and we're thrilled to honor him
as our November V.I.P.
Mont was living in Texas when he first read about H.E.A.R. in Time Magazine.
He remembers thinking that the program sounded like a great way to blend
hearing health information with a love for music. Mont was finishing up
his studies at Southern Methodist University and he eventually graduated
with a degree in Speech, Language Pathology. Mont continued his studies
and received a M.S. degree from North Texas State University in Audiology.
When 1988 rolled around Mont decided to move to San Francisco. He went
to work at U.C. San Francisco in a clinical position, later went into
private practice, and then returned to clinical work at the California
Ear Institute at Stanford University. Mont is currently working for ReSound
Corporation, a company manufacturing hearing devices.
Mont's original interest in H.E.A.R., generated during his Texas years,
eventually led him to our front door. Mont offered to volunteer as an
audiological consultant. We were thrilled! Mont has now been hanging with
us at H.E.A.R. and providing invaluable professional assistance for more
than 6 years to the musical community of the Bay Area.
Mont's move from Texas to California brought to the Bay Area and H.E.A.R.
a wonderful personality and a tremendous resource. Mont's work continues
with H.E.A.R. and we hope that everyone comes to appreciate Mont as much
as we do at H.E.A.R. Congratulations to Mont Stong, our V.I.P. for the
month of November.