We work with parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, Deaf and hard of hearing parents, and the professionals that work with these families, all across South Carolina.

Beginnings SC believes every SC child who is deaf or hard of hearing has the right and the ability to reach his or her fullest potential IF they receive the resources and supports they need.

The Beginnings SC Model stresses the importance of a three-pronged approach to addressing hearing loss in South Carolina children:

Each of our programs helps to address hearing loss in South Carolina children:

Parent Counseling

As a parent, you are the key to your child’s hearing loss journey. We support parents like you in your child’s hearing loss journey with education and support, free of charge.

Technical Assistance and Training

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

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.

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.

Services for Child Care Providers

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

Awareness and Education

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