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Looper Speech and Hearing Center was founded in 1969 as a memorial to Dr. John W. Looper Jr., Dalton’s first pediatrician.


​​Since 1969, the Looper Speech & Hearing Center has served a wide range of speech and hearing needs of patients from infants through seniors. As important technological advances have been made, the Center has incorporated state-of-the-art equipment and therapies into its program. Today, we have the latest technologies and knowledge of new therapies to make communication possible.​

In keeping with the mission of the center that no patient in need should be denied medical treatment, the Center serves the community, offering need-based financial assistance where appropriate. Looper Speech and Hearing Center is one of three not-for-profit speech and hearing centers remaining in the state of Georgia. The Center’s services include speech evaluation/therapy, swallowing evaluations, hearing testing, and hearing aid sales/service.

Looper Speech & Hearing Center is a private, not for profit 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization governed by a local voluntary Board of Directors dedicated to meeting the speech, language and hearing needs of our area's children and adults.


The center is accredited by the National Association of Speech & Hearing Centers. Audiologists are certified by the American Academy of Audiology. Speech Pathologists are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Professional staff are licensed by the State of Georgia.

We are proud to be a United Way Agency and a member of the Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce.

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