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Spotlights

Student Spotlight – Logan and Noah Turk

By Ohio Valley Voices | January 11, 2022

Logan and Noah Turk have learned so much during their time at OVV. But above all, they have had fun. The brothers were born just over a year apart—Logan in January of 2015 and Noah in November of 2016. When Noah was diagnosed with hearing loss shortly after birth, the boys’ parents Brian and Mary […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Sam Lang

By Ohio Valley Voices | December 8, 2021

“Confused, uncertain, unsure of exactly what this meant for his future…” These are just a few of the emotions Lori Lang felt upon learning the news that her son Sam had moderate-severe bilateral hearing loss. But once the initial shock subsided, she mustered her resolve and looked ahead, determined to not let the boy’s diagnosis […]

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I am OVV – Maggie Kettler

By Ohio Valley Voices | September 21, 2021

Meet Maggie Kettler. Maggie is a clinical manager and audiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a passionate supporter of Ohio Valley Voices. We sat down with Maggie to discuss the long, fruitful relationship between Cincinnati Children’s and OVV, the importance of early intervention therapy, and the joys of seeing the kangaroo exhibit at the zoo. […]

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What We Do

We believe every child who is deaf or hard of hearing has the right to listen and speak. But acquiring spoken communication skills does not happen without effort. For the greatest outcomes, children and parents must begin the process early. OVV’s early intervention program develops these skills through a combination of small group activities, individual instruction and therapy, and family education and support.

Parent-Infant Program

Our Parent-Infant Program is an early intervention program for babies, ages 0-16 months old, who have been diagnosed with hearing loss. Sessions are held weekly, both in person and through telepractice, and focus on listening and spoken language development for infants, as well as education, support, and advocacy training for parents and caregivers.

Toddler Program

Our Toddler Program is a center-based intervention program for toddlers, ages 16 months-3 years old. Sessions are held year-round Monday through Friday 8:15am-12:15pm and offer a combination of small group and individual instruction. The focus is on auditory training, language, and spoken language development.

Discovery Center Program

Our Discovery Center Program is an intervention program for preschool children, ages 3-5 years old. Sessions are held year-round Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm and offer a combination of small and large group instruction. The focus is on developing spoken language skills by practicing syntax, vocabulary, listening, and speaking.

Learning Center Program

Our Learning Center Program is an intervention program for early elementary school children from kindergarten to second grade. Sessions are held Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm and offer a combination of small and large group instruction. The focus is on enhancing listening and speaking skills and developing literacy skills. Children spend part of each day learning academic subjects in a traditional classroom setting.

Audiology Clinic

Ohio Valley Voices provides onsite audiological services to current children and graduates. These include audiological evaluation, speech perception testing, cochlear implant mapping, hearing aid dispensing, fitting, and maintenance. In addition, our resident audiologists regularly check every child's hearing devices to make sure they have good, clear access to sound.

Summer Programs

Our Summer School provides education and therapy during the summer months to help current OVV children continue to close the speech gap. The program runs half a day, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks. Children spend the first part of each day receiving speech, language, and listening therapy. The remainder of the day is spent engaging in fun and exploratory hands-on activities.

Mission Statement

Ohio Valley Voices teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and speak.

Vision

Ohio Valley Voices believes that, when given the proper tools, children who are deaf and hard of hearing can have bright futures and reach their full potential.

Impact Statements

“Ohio Valley Voices is founded on principles of compassion and love. It is more than a school—it is a family. The uniqueness of OVV can’t be captured easily in words and must be experienced in person.”

 

Molly Weber, Associate Director

“The staff at OVV are real-life angels for parents of children with hearing loss. The progress our child has made since starting at OVV has been remarkable and we cannot wait to see where he ends up!"

 

Nick Van Zile, Parent

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