South Carolina


Mission Statement

The mission of the organization is to empower persons who are hearing impaired to function independently by promoting universal rights and optimal opportunities for such persons, from infancy through adulthood, to learn to use, maintain, and improve all aspects of their verbal communication, including their abilities to speak, speechread, use residual hearing and process both spoken and written language.

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2014 Annual Conference & Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Location: Saluda Shoals Park - Environmental Education Center, Columbia, SC
8am- Registration/Breakfast
8:30am – Welcome
9am-1pm – Guest Speaker: Patricia Roush, AuD, Director of Pediatric Audiology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Hospitals
Topic: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Hearing Loss and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
1pm – lunch

Chapter contact:
Meredith Holcomb, President

South Carolina Resources

South Carolina Cochlear Implant Centers

USC Speech & Hearing Center
1601 St. Julian Place
Columbia, SC 29204

MUSC Audiology
MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

Charleston ENT
1849 Savage Road
Charleston, SC 29407

Other State Resources

South Carolina Academy of Audiology (SCAA) 
State professional organization for Audiologists whose website provides information specific to SC, including the ability to "Find an Audiologist"

South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA)
State professional organization for speech, language and hearing professionals. Often supports SC AG Bell activities

First Sound
SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control's Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) program, 803-898-0708

SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control's Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS)
803-898-0788 (Central Office)

Careline 800-868-0404 Toll free number for consumers to call to find out about and be linked to various programs.

South Carolina's interagency early intervention program for birth to three years old. It is funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and managed through SC First Steps

South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind
Hearing Outreach Services

SC Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (LLR) Search for a licensed Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist

SC Statehouse
Find your legislator

Let South Carolina Hear
Advocates for children and their families impacted by hearing loss.

PROParents (Parents Reaching Out to Parents)
A parent training and information center for parents of children with special needs

Family Connections
Provides information, support and hope for the future to parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

Camp Sertoma
Provides a unique summer experience to 240 disadvantaged or speech and/or hearing impaired children. Funded by the South Carolina Sertoma Club, fully accredited, expertly staffed, character-building, educational and FUN!

Family Support

Columbia, SC
Marcella Forrest

Rock Hill, SC
Catherine O'Grady
Melissa Burgess

Spartanburg, SC
Katherine Wells
Michelle McDowell