At Ohio Valley Voices...

We're hosting our 7th Annual LOVVE Amplified Fashion show on September 29th. Don't miss it!

We have launched the Silence to Speech campaign to expand our services. Click the button below to find out more and donate!

We are an early intervention program that changes the lives of children through technology and professional support.

We transform and empower children who are deaf and hard of hearing by developing their listening and spoken language skills.

We provide unique speech and language therapy to enable children with cochlear implants and hearing aids to communicate fully.

We currently serve only 40% of children who are deaf and hard of hearing in the Greater Cincinnati area. To help us expand our reach, donate to the Silence to Speech campaign now!

We empower parents and extended families to make data-driven choices early in a child’s development, ensuring a lifetime of success.

We offer individualized therapy tailored to the specific needs of each child.

83% of OVV graduates attend college or post-secondary school. You can help more children reach their full potential by donating to Silence to Speech.

We create a fun, caring, language-enriched environment that yields remarkable outcomes.

We held our groundbreaking ceremony on August 2nd. Thanks to everyone who attended this historic milestone!

Spotlights

Supporter Spotlight – Matt Peffly

By Ohio Valley Voices | September 7, 2022

Matt Peffly has been a part of the Ohio Valley Voices family for nearly twenty years. As the parent of an OVV alumni, he understands firsthand the profound impact its services have on children and families. And as an OVV volunteer, committee member, and former board member, he shares his passion for the program to […]

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Student Spotlight – Emmaline Pomeroy

By Ohio Valley Voices | September 6, 2022

Emmaline Pomeroy is a friend to all. Enrolled in OVV’s Exploring Center, she spends her day with Miss Melissa and Miss Selina and her Listening and Spoken Language Provider (LSLP), Miss Ren. Her parents, Blair and Matt Pomeroy, describe her as sassy and sweet all in one. “She loves all things that sparkle and is […]

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Staff Spotlight – Selina Kissell

By Ohio Valley Voices | September 2, 2022

As Ohio Valley Voices’ resident Montessori Instructor, Selina Kissell draws on her unique background and infectious enthusiasm to make every moment in the program—even challenging ones—an opportunity for growth, play, and adventure. Selina was born in South Carolina and moved to Ohio as a kid. During her college years at Bluffton University, she majored in […]

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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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