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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K. Todd Houston & SC Chapter AG Bell Association Scholarship for Oral Hearing-Imparied Students
The SC Chapter of the A.G. Bell Association is pleased to announce its ninth annual $1,500 college scholarship for a student for the 2014-2015 academic year. Download the application to begin the process. Completed applications must be received by May 1, 2014.
Location: Saluda Shoals Park - Environmental Education Center, Columbia, SC
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
South Carolina Resources
South Carolina Cochlear Implant Centers
USC Speech & Hearing Center
1601 St. Julian Place
Columbia, SC 29204
MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
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
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) http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/speech/ Search for a licensed Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist
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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
Provides information, support and hope for the future to parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.
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!
Rock Hill, SC