MicroSeismic, Inc. Gives Pediatric Patients at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital the Gift of Hearing this New Year

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HOUSTON, TEXAS –January 7, 2014: Thanks to a generous $50,000 gift, MicroSeismic, Inc. will help Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the department of Otorhinolaryngology at UTHealth Medical School provide hearing aids to a number of underprivileged pediatric patients in the greater Houston area this January and for many months to come.


MSI results7-year-old Victor Herrera of Houston receives his brand new hearing aid on December 27 at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, courtesy of MicroSeismic, Inc.

"With the cost of hearing aids starting around $1,000, many families are unable to afford the cost to correct their child's hearing," said Soham Roy, M.D., director of pediatric otorhinolaryngology for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and associate professor at UT Health Medical School. “Hearing loss can have a detrimental impact on a child’s development, affecting speech and language skills and leading to possible learning problems, social isolation and poor self-esteem. Fortunately, with generous donations from companies like MicroSeismic, children who have fallen through the cracks now can overcome obstacles resulting from hearing impairment.” 

As the leading provider of microseismic-based completions evaluation services for unconventional drilling, MicroSeismic is a company that understands the importance of sound clarity. MicroSeismic comes from the word microseism, which is defined as a feeble, recurrent vibration of the ground recorded by seismographs.

“Our success as a company depends on our ability to listen to the sounds of the earth,” said Peter Duncan, Ph.D., founder and CEO of MicroSeismic. “A child’s road to success is made easier by his or her ability to listen to the world around them. Our mission aligns so well with the hopes of these children, that this is the perfect opportunity for MicroSeismic to give back.”

The first complimentary hearing aid recipient was 7-year-old Victor Herrera. Victor had worn a hearing aid for many years until it was stolen several months ago. This grant allows Victor’s family to replace the device he so importantly needs to be able to hear. Victor was fitted for the top-of-the-line hearing aid in early December and received the device on December 27, just in time for the New Year.

“This is really going to benefit my son,” said Victor’s mother, Priscilla Herrera. “We are very grateful for this generous gift from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and MicroSeismic. It will help him so much when he goes back to school this month. And, I’m really excited that I don’t have to yell anymore!”

The Memorial Hermann Foundation is proud to partner with MicroSeismic to bring the gift of hearing to children in need throughout the Houston community. This is the first donation of its kind, specifically allocated to hearing aids, to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

About Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is a 278-bed hospital dedicated to pediatric and neonatal care with an additional 68 beds dedicated to women’s services. The hospital’s special compassion and healing expertise has distinguished it as one of the finest children’s hospitals in the nation. In partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Children’s Memorial Hermann specialists provide care for more than 120,000 patient visits annually, including the tiniest premature infants, children and adolescents. Memorial Hermann takes a holistic approach to healthcare, offering programs and services that address the physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of well-being. An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading-edge technology and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 22,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Learn more about Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

About MicroSeismic, Inc.
MicroSeismic, Inc. is the leading provider of microseismic-based completions evaluation services for unconventional drilling, having monitored more than 20,000 frac stages across 17 countries— multiple times more than all other surface microseismic providers combined. Microseismic provides a customized solution for each client and continues to push the boundaries of innovation. The company’s newest technology release, PSET 5.0, allows for high definition hydraulic fracture mapping and discrete fracture networks. In addition, the company’s newest service, Productive-SRV, allows customers to increase production and reduce costs through ideal well and stage spacing recommendations, treatment analysis, geo-hazard identification, and ultimately, better estimates of expected recovery. Learn more about www.microseismic.com.