INSPIRING HOPE

THROUGH EMPOWERMENT, EDUCATION, AND ENGAGEMENT

 WE PROVIDE SERVICES TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

HEARING SCREENINGS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, & CCCCD-CERTIFIED TRAININGS

Our Stories

Ah'Yania's Story

“When I got custody of my grandniece in 2009, she was 5 years old. She had been in the Department of Social Services’ foster care system since birth. According to the foster mother, she was not given much help to understand Ah’Yania. Ah’Yania had no form of communication except to scream, kick, run around, fall on the floor, etc.”

Ainsley's Story

“We knew at the age of 3 that Ainsley had some hearing loss from a hole in her eardrum from ear tubes. The audiologist Ainsley had at the time told us it wouldn’t affect her and there wasn’t much we could do other than just wait and see if the hole healed. Ainsley had been in speech therapy since the age of 14 months old because she didn’t talk.”

J.R.'s Story

“On June 15, 2013 our family of three became a family of four. Our precious baby boy James Robert (J.R.) was born. Every inch of him was perfect. The nurse came and got him several times to run the typical tests. He failed his newborn hearing screening and we were told not to worry, it was almost certain that it was fluid in his ears.”

 

What You Can Do

Our goal is to ensure that every SC child who is deaf or hard of hearing will reach his or her fullest potential.  Here are a few ways you can become involved in our efforts.

 

Our Programs

Parent Counseling

Parents are the key to their child’s hearing loss journey. We support parents in this journey by means of education, support, and empowerment, free of charge.

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Technical Assistance and Training

We share best practice strategies for hearing loss with pediatricians, educators, and the community.

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Hearing Screenings

Early intervention screenings in diverse settings throughout SC are essential to identifying hearing loss. We provide OAE screenings to child care programs throughout the state, free of charge.

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Advocacy and Policy

We collaborate with legislators, agencies, and influencers to promote policies that benefit those with a hearing loss. We provide information so that you, too, can become involved in these efforts.

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Services for Child Care Providers

We provide hearing screenings and CCCCD training to child care providers across SC, free of charge.

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Awareness and Education

We utilize social media, our website, media, events, and exhibiting to foster awareness and action.

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