Who We Are
Ohio Valley Voices is an early intervention program that teaches children with hearing loss to listen and talk through the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants. We believe that all children have the right to reach their fullest potential, and it is our mission to provide every child that is entrusted to us with a language-enriched environment and the tools to talk so they can have the brightest possible future.
Ohio Valley Voices is one of the top early intervention and educational programs in the country for deaf children from birth to eight years old. Our curriculum is designed to provide a comfortable, loving environment that fosters confidence and a life-long love of learning through talking.
Ohio Valley Voices is more than just a program – here your child is treated like a member of our family, and we work in tandem with you as they learn, grow, and thrive.
In 1999, three families that had children with cochlear implants formed Ohio Valley Voices. They had been disheartened to learn that there were no local programs to teach children with hearing loss to listen and talk, and felt their only option was to start their own program. In 2000, Ohio Valley Voices opened their doors for the first time; serving children with hearing loss in the tri-state area.
In 2006, we moved from a rented property in Montgomery, Ohio to a state-of-the-art facility in Loveland, Ohio. We have grown and expanded, and are proud to say that over 100 children have graduated from our program. These children are thriving today and have moved on to attend schools all over the United States.
Executive Director Speaks
We are here because we have an unshakeable belief that children with hearing loss are capable of great things. Bringing these things to light takes work, dedication, and devotion, but it offers a child that is hearing impaired the best chance for a brilliant, productive life. Since 1999, Ohio Valley Voices has helped children in the Tri-State area communicate through listening and talking; forever changing their lives and the lives of their families. To us, every child and every spoken word is a gift.
Maria Sentelik earned her Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Utah. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. She has been the Executive Director of Ohio Valley Voices since its inception in 1999, Ms. Sentelik has over 20 years of experience working with children with hearing loss. She is passionate about helping children with hearing loss and empowering families to advocate for their children.
Board Of Trustees
|Wendy Steuerwald, Board Chair|
|John Caulfield, Treasurer|
|Colleen Swanson, Secretary|
|Zamaris Geleszinski, Past Chair|
Ohio Valley Voices timely files a 990-tax form and is available upon request.
As a not-for-profit organization, Ohio Valley Voices makes the following documents available upon request: