It is generally known that language development directly impacts brain development, but what is less known is how much even a “little” hearing loss impedes typical language development.

Please note, unfortunately at this time we cannot provide hearing screenings to Head Start, 4K First Steps, or Early Head Start Programs. We apologize for this inconvenience.

What Happens If A Child Refers?

Coming Soon!

With the cooperation of childcare centers, it is our goal to identify children and begin interventions that could prevent possibly years of lost language and brain development.

Beginnings SC will offer a comprehensive program including:

  • hearing screenings, using an OAE (otoacoustic emissions) screener
  • staff development, free training about hearing loss, its risk factors, how to approach parents if a hearing loss is suspected, and how to integrate children with hearing loss into the center; free technical assistance
  • parent support