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Photograph was edited for publication purposes The John Tracy Clinic was founded in 1942 by Louise Tracy, wife of actor Spencer Tracy. In 1925, the couple's son John was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at 10 months old. Mrs. Tracy worked with him and taught him lip-reading and encouraged him to learn how to speak. She opposed sign language. The clinic established programs to educate and offer emotional support to parents and their preschool deaf youngsters, free of charge. The clinic has locations in Los Angeles and Long Beach, and offers online services to families. Photograph caption dated April 24, 1961 reads "The call will be answered by over 400 players May 27 for the 15th annual Tennis and Crumpet Club Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament to benefit deaf children at John Tracy Clinic. Among prominent Valleyites participating on 25 private courts are Mmes. Monroe Engelberg, from left, Harold Sullwold, Melville Shavelson and Thomas Wright."
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