“For more than three decades, I’ve felt so proud and fortunate to be part of this wonderful community. And I know I share these sentiments with the rest of the Shelby Hearing Center staff. I also believe it’s important for us to give back to the community, as a small token of our appreciation for the many rewards bestowed upon us by the citizens of Shelby and Cleveland County.”
Dr. Kay Young, Audiologist and Co-founder
At Shelby Hearing Center, our community involvement reflects who we are. Dr. Kay Young, our audiologist and co-founder, is well known in the Shelby area, and beyond, for the gorgeous quilts she hand makes and donates to various causes. Quilt recipients include Habitat for Humanity, Mental Health Association, Cleveland County Library, Rotary Club and Holy Angels of North Carolina.
For the Red Cross 125th anniversary, Kay designed a signature quilt to benefit the Cleveland County Red Cross. This special quilt consists of blocks sponsored and signed by individuals and then sewn together by Kay. Besides representation from Cleveland County residents, the quilt includes signatures from all former living U.S. presidents, as well as from U.S. senators, North Carolina’s governor, state representatives and others. The project raised $25,000, and Kay received a Clara Barton Society award for her involvement with the project.
- Serving on the Cleveland County Chamber board and Chair of Community Development
- Sponsoring the Athena Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014
- Sponsoring the Hearing Loss Association’s North Carolina Walk4Hearing
- Participating in community health fairs and free hearing screenings