As a young girl with a speech impediment, Dr. Lana M. Joseph didn’t have it easy. Raised by a hardworking, single mother, Joseph looked forward to trips to second-hand stores and the hand-me-downs of family friends. Bullied because of her speech, Joseph used her intellect and resilience to navigate childhood and one day help others like herself. As Founder & CEO of High Level Speech and Hearing Center, she does just that.

“My speech could have been corrected in three months, but instead I suffered with it for eight years. At High Level Speech and Hearing, we work to provide early intervention strategies for individuals so that they can enjoy better lives,” says Dr. Joseph. “We welcome anyone seeking help for speech and hearing issues.” By helping others overcome their challenges, Dr. Joseph is building a legacy not just for herself and her family, but for the New Orleans community as well.

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