With the cooperation of Child Care centers, it is our goal to identify children and begin interventions that could prevent possibly years of lost language and brain development. Check out how quick & easy hearing screenings are in a SC child care program:
Beginnings SC will offer a comprehensive program including:
- Hearing screenings using an OAE (otoacoustic emissions) screener
- Staff development:
- Free SC Endeavors-approved training about hearing loss, its risk factors, how to approach parents if a hearing loss is suspected, and how to integrate children with hearing loss into the center
- Free technical assistance
- Parent support: Appropriate referrals and resources for each child will be provided to families.
Meet the Hearing Screening Team!
Director of Programs
Community Hearing Screener
Director of Programs Mary Reaves discusses Beginnings SC's hearing screening program and other offerings during the 2021 SCAEYC Virtual Conference.
We provide services to families and professionals around South Carolina. Beginnings SC is shining light on the impacts of hearing loss on children and their families. We are making the invisible visible.
FAQs of Hearing Screening
We do not often get false positives. Our machine is calibrated as needed and our screeners are well trained. It is more likely that there is something preventing a pass result- but it does not always mean hearing loss. Many children fail one to two screenings as a result of fluid behind the eardrum - which may or may be infected.