Ohio Valley Voices (OVV) was founded over two decades ago with the mission to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing to speak. OVV is one of only a few organizations in the world that fully embraces a child’s brain’s capacity to turn silence into speech. This, combined with a loving environment, data-driven techniques, and a committed teaching team, has delivered remarkable outcomes to hundreds of families.
OVV changes the life of a child.
Located in the heart of Southwest Ohio, Ohio Valley Voices welcomes a diverse and inclusive blend of children whose families come from across the region, country, and world. Many OVV families have chosen to relocate to the Greater Cincinnati area for the betterment of their child.
Although the individualized, focused programs we offer could be cost prohibitive, we have never turned a child away for financial reasons. OVV offers tuition and financial assistance to eligible families.
At Ohio Valley Voices, we are passionate about teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak. Our commitment is to transform the futures and lives of our children and families.
Please email or call us to learn more about our programs and schedule a tour at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 791-1458.
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, family education and support.
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. We focus on listening and spoken language development for infants, as well as education, support, and advocacy training for parents and caregivers.
Our Toddler Program is a center-based intervention program for toddlers, ages 16 months-3 years old. We offer a combination of small group and individual instruction and therapy. The focus is on auditory training, language, and spoken language development. Sessions are held year-round, Monday through Friday 8:15am-12:15pm.
Discovery Center Program
Our Discovery Center Program is an intervention program for preschool children, ages 3-5 years old. We offer a combination of small and large group instruction and therapy. The focus is on developing spoken language skills by practicing syntax, vocabulary, listening, and speaking. Sessions are held year-round Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.
Learning Center Program
Our Learning Center Program is an intervention program for early elementary school children from kindergarten to second grade. We offer a combination of small and large group instruction and therapy. 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. Sessions are held Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.
Ohio Valley Voices provides on-site 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.
Our Summer School provides education and therapy during the summer months to help current OVV children continue to close the speech gap. 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. The program runs half a day, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks.
Ohio Valley Voices teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and speak.
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.
We Want to Hear from You!
We love hearing from parents and community members. Please contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions. We are here for you!