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Hearing Clinic Locations

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Tools for Schools

FM Systems

An FM (frequency modulated) system is used to help a person with hearing loss listen in noisy places, such as a classroom. Click here for more information on FM Systems.

Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and 504 Plans

A child with hearing loss may qualify for an IEP or 504 Plan through his/her school district. Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans are documents that describe a plan for the education of a student with a disability. Please contact your child’s school for more information. Your child’s school will decide if your child qualifies for either of these plans.

Click here for more information on IEP or 504 Plans.

Ohio School Resources for Hearing Impaired Children

Residential Programs

  • Ohio School for the Deaf
    500 Morse Road | Columbus, OH 43214
    Phone/TTY: (614) 728-4030
    Web: OhioSchoolfortheDeaf.org
  • St. Rita School for the Deaf
    1720 Glendale Milford Road | Cincinnati, OH 45215
    Phone/TTY: (513) 771-7600
    Web: Srsdef.org

Central Ohio Programs

  • Columbus Hearing Impaired Program (CHIP)/ AG Bell
    1545 Huy Road | Columbus, OH 43224
    Phone/TTY: (614) 365-5977
  • Auditory Oral Children’s Center
    5475 Brand Road | Dublin, OH 43017
    Phone: (614) 598-7335
    Email: auditoryoral@columbus.rr.com
    Development Director: Michelle McCully
  • Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
    2080 Citygate Drive | Columbus, OH 43219
    Phone: (614) 445-3750
    Email: studentservices@escco.org
    Director: Lynn Brannon
  • The Ohio State University
    Nisonger Center
    Early Childhood Education Program
    275 McCampbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Drive
    Columbus, OH 43210
    Phone: (614) 685-3191
    Program Coordinator: Sara Thomson
    sara.thomson@osumc.edu

Northern Ohio Programs

  • Akron Public Schools
    65 Steiner Avenue
    Akron, OH 44301
  • Canton City Schools
    617 McKinley Avenue, SW
    Canton, OH 44707
  • Celina City Schools
    585 East Livingston Street
    Celina, OH 45822
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    1111 Superior Avenue East, Suite 1800
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • Findlay Hearing Impaired Program
    133 Lexington Avenue
    Findlay, OH 45840
  • Lakewood City Schools
    1470 Warren Road
    Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Lorain City Schools
    2350 Pole Avenue
    Lorain, OH 44052-4301
    Phone: (440) 233-2271
  • Millridge Center for Hearing Impaired / Mayfield Auditory Oral Program
    962 Millridge Road
    Highland Heights, OH 44143
    Phone: (440) 995-7300
    Contact: Elizabeth Scully
    escully@mayfieldschools.org
  • Stark County ESC – SPEAK Program
    2100 38th Street NW
    Canton Ohio 44709
    Phone: (330) 492-8136
  • Toledo Public Schools
    420 East Manhattan Blvd
    Toledo, OH 43608
    Phone: (419) 671- 8755
  • Trumbull County Educational Service Center
    Champion Deaf Education Program
    5976 Mahoning Avenue
    Warren, OH 44483
    Phone/TTY: (330) 847-2302
    Email: tcesc.specialeducation@neomin.org
    Director of Special Education: Donna Zuga

Southern Ohio Programs

  • Cincinnati City Schools
    2651 Burnet Avenue
    P.O. Box 5381
    Cincinnati, OH 45201-2551
    Phone: (513) 363-0357
    Director Student Services: Susan Bunte
    buntes@cps-k12.org
  • Dayton City Schools
    Office for Exceptional Children
    115 South Ludlow St
    Dayton, OH 45402-1812
    Phone: (937) 542- 3353
    Executive Director: Tracey Mallory 
    Tmallory@dps.k12.oh.us
  • Fairfield County Education Service Center
    955 Liberty Drive
    Lancaster, OH 43130
    Phone: (740) 653-3193
  • Hamilton City Schools
    Hearing Impaired Program
    533 Dayton Street
    Hamilton, OH 45012-0627
    Phone: (513) 887-5000
    Special Education Supervisor: Sarah Burk
    saburk@hcsdoh.org
  • Kettering City Schools
    3750 Far Hills Avenue
    Kettering, OH 45429-2506
    Phone: (937) 296-7600
    Special Education Supervisor: Jenny Smith
    (937) 499-1435
    dru.miller@ketteringschools.org
  • Lakota Local Schools
    5572 Princeton Road
    Liberty Township, Ohio 45011-9726
    Special Education Supervisor: Andrea Longworth
    (513) 644-1212 Ext: 22066
    Andrea.Longworth@lakotaonline.com
  • Mason City Schools
    211 N. East Street
    Mason, OH 45040
    Coordinator of Special Education Services: Susan Klein
    (513) 398-0474, option 9, ext. 20127
    kleins@mason.k12.oh.us
  • Ohio Valley Voices
    6642 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike
    Loveland, OH 45140
    Phone: (513) 791-1458
    Email: mainoffice@ohiovalleyvoices.org
  • Executive Director: Maria Sentelik
    maria.sentelik@ohiovalleyvoices.org
  • Program Director: Cary Ratliff
    carey.ratliff@ohiovalleyvoices.org
  • Springfield City School District
    Keifer Academy 
    601 Selma Road
    Springfield, Ohio 45505
  • Steubenville City Schools
    1400 West Adams Street
    Steubenville, OH 43952
    Phone: (740) 283-3767
    Director of Programs: Melinda Young
    myoung@scohio.org
  • Zanesville City Schools
    160 N 4th Street
    Zanesville, OH 43701-3518
    Phone: (740) 454-9751
    Special Education Director: Flora Martin
    flora@zanesville.k12.oh.us

West Virginia Programs

  • Luke Lee Listening and Learning Lab/Preschool Program
    Marshall University College of Health Professions
    One John Marshall Drive
    Huntington, WV 25755
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