2015-16 Sertoma Grant Recipient Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH)

Susan Spirakis (left) Au.D., clinical audiologist at JHACH fits a young patient with hearing aids using new Verifit technology, which was funded by Sertoma.

February 13, 2017

Can you imagine being a parent and having the opportunity to experience your child’s hearing loss through simulation technology? Or having access to the best hearing health professionals, top-of-the-line equipment and counseling services?

For over 50 years the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) and Sertoma have been working together to create a healthier hearing world and future for those with hearing loss.

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  • 2015-16 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship Recipient

    Elizabeth Douglas, a two-time recipient of Sertoma's Deaf and Hard of Hearing scholarship was able to relocate and pursue new academic dreams thanks to Sertoma.

    February 7, 2017

  • Hearing Health Seminar Inspires in Surprising Ways

    The Lexington Medical Center of Lexington, South Carolina, teamed up with the Lexington Sertoma Club to host a special seminar at the hospital, which educated and inspired individuals to take an interest and initiative in pursuing hearing health. For Sertoma member, Buzz Lewis (right) the event proved to be life changing.

    November 15, 2016

  • Norfolk Sertoma’s Largest Donation Advances Hearing Research

    The Norfolk Sertoma Club of Norfolk, Virginia, donated $150,000 to Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) to fund a new state of the art temporal bone laboratory. This new lab has enabled both medical professionals and students to research, learn and practice various techniques and procedures pertaining to the brain and hearing health

    October 14, 2016

  • Sertoma and Delta Zeta Sponsor Special Trip for Students

    The Mansfield Sertoma Club and Delta Zeta Sorority planned a special field trip for some of the special education, Deaf and Hard of Hearing students attending the Mansfield public schools. The field trip took place at the Ohio Senate (photographed) as well as the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio History Museum.

    September 27, 2016

  • Sertoma’s Pizzeria Lunch Helps Students Practice Speech

    The members of the Northwest Sertoma Club, and students from the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, Texas, participated in a special Pizzeria Luncheon, designed to help students practice their communication skills.

    September 1, 2016

  • Elizabeth’s Story

    Elizabeth Quinley, a three-time award winner of Sertoma’s Hard of Hearing or Deaf scholarship, spoke about her personal hearing health journey at Sertoma’s National Convention in April 2016.

    August 24, 2016

  • Sertoma Empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Baseball Players

    The LoDo Field of Dreams Sertoma Club hosted its annual Field of Dreams baseball camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth in Denver, Colorado. The players and coaches photographed above took part in the two-day event held at the Regency Athletic Complex Baseball Field.

    August 17, 2016

  • Carson Valley Sertoma Scholarships Support Aspiring Students

    The Carson Valley Sertoma Club, of Carson Valley, Nevada, held its annual Book Scholarship banquet to announce and honor its new scholarship recipients of 2016. The Book Scholarship program was started to help support local students attend college. This year’s scholarship winners photographed above from left to right with Sertoma member Bob Centanni, Zach Kellar, Sabrina Lehrke and Kelsey Kjer (award winner not pictured Spencer Flanders.)

    July 27, 2016

  • Sertoma Club @ the Villages Hosts Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Baseball Camp

    The Sertoma Club @ the Villages, in Villages, Florida, held its 16th annual baseball camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children between the ages of 7-15. This camp provided young players with the opportunity to learn and play the game of baseball.

    July 8, 2016

  • Brainerd Sertoma Club Supports Student Trip to Gallaudet

    Students from the Central Lakes College and Brainerd High School American Sign Language Clubs of Brainerd, Minnesota, gathered for a photo during their trip to Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. This rare opportunity was made possible with the help and support of the Brainerd Sertoma Club.

    June 28, 2016

  • Sertoma Grant Opens New Doors at Aspen Deaf Camp

    The energetic youthful campers at the Aspen Camp in Snowmass, Colorado, partake in a wide variety of team building and outdoor activities that have been funded by generous donations, and grants from organizations such as Sertoma. Sertoma’s recent grant helped Aspen Camp fund new scholarships and camp activities.

    June 17, 2016

  • Festive Event Promotes Sertoma’s Programs and Mission

    The members of the Minnehaha Sertoma Club took part in a creative and colorful event that helped bring awareness to Sertoma’s hearing health mission and national programs. Photographed from left to right at the table: Patty Gaspar, Kris Stark, Tammy Stenzel, Sue VanderWoude, Margie Robinson and Bonnie Hazelwood.

    June 9, 2016

  • Custom Hearing Aid Donation Changes Child’s Life

    Sophia, (pictured with her mother) was diagnosed with moderate-severe permanent hearing loss. In order to hear, and socially grow in school, she would require hearing aids. Due to the cost, she was not able to purchase them, until the Sioux City Noon Sertoma Club provided her with a very special donation.

    June 1, 2016

  • Unconventional Golf Tournament Benefits Hearing Health

    Attendees of this year’s Port Arthur Noon Sertoma Club golf tournament participated in a variety of uniquely designed golf course challenges to raise money for hearing health and the community.

    May 24, 2016

  • Sertoma Scholar Joins Organization to Give Back

    Elizabeth Quinley, a three-time award winner of the Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship, gives her first hearing test at Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri. The scholarship money she received from Sertoma provided her with the books and resources that she needed for her audiology classes, and inspired her to become a lifelong member of Sertoma

    May 18, 2016

  • Sertoma’s Unique Library Donation Helps Deaf Students

    The Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD) located in Olathe, Kansas, was provided with a new digital library to help students learn both American Sign Language (ASL) and English at the same time. The donation was provided by the Kansas City Sertoma Club, of Kansas City, Missouri.

    May 10, 2016

  • Central Bucks Sertoma Donation Enhances Deaf Student’s Education

    Sharon Taylor, a special education teacher, and Cassie Langan, a speech language pathologist, interact with special education student, Gerardo, while he uses his new AAC device. This new device was donated by the Central Bucks Sertoma Club to help Gerardo communicate and learn easier in school.

    April 28, 2016

  • Minot Sertoma Club Gives the Gift of Music

    Minot State University professor Kenneth Bowles (sitting) performs in a Western Plains Opera Company production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show helped celebrate the recent donation of a hearing loop system provided by the Minot Sertoma Club.

    April 27, 2016

  • Nashville Sertoma Freedom Essay Contest Furthers Education

    Contestants of the Nashville Sertoma Freedom Essay Contest gather for a photo with their scholarship certificates after the awards banquet. Scholarship winners and leaders pictured from left to right: Michael Collins, (President of the Nashville Sertoma Club) Richard Kidd, (Centennial High School) Anthony Warren, (East Robertson High School) Matthew Moore, (Fairview High School) Paige Reece, (Ezell Harding) Gill Fox, (Contest Director).

    March 28, 2016

  • Mat-Su Sertoma Plunge Jump for Hearing Health!

    Les Helfrich (left) a participant in the Mat-Su Sertoma Plunge, and his teammate Kenny Simarmata (right), an exchange student from Indonesia, both jumped into the frigid water of Finger Lake to support and raise money for hearing health, and the Alaskan community.

    March 23, 2016

  • Student Learning Amplified by Sertoma in Nebraska Elementary School

    Norwood Park Elementary School Principal, Pam Hale (right) shares the excitement of improved school communication with mother Suzanne Christian (left) and her children (students) Corinn Harris (left) and Christian Harris (right), thanks to a generous donation from the Lincoln Northeast Sertoma Club.

    March 4, 2016

  • Sertoma Provides Students with Educational Resources in New Mexico

    Students from the Edgar R. Garrett Hearing and Speech program at New Mexico State University travelled to Peru for a once in a lifetime educational experience, thanks to the generosity of the Las Cruces Sertoma Club.

    March 3, 2016

  • Sertoma’s Donation Improves Communication in South Carolina Community

    Service workers at the Lexington Chamber of Commerce in Lexington, South Carolina, install the new hearing loop that was partially paid for by the Lexington Sertoma Club, Feb. 3, 2016.

    February 25, 2016

  • Sertoma Aids in Providing Animal Assistance

    Nancy Otte was provided with a specialized hearing dog named Quinn, in a collaborative effort between the International Hearing Dog Inc. and The Legacy Sertoma Club.

    February 1, 2016

  • Sertoma Scholarship Winner Hears His True Calling

    An ambitious scholar, actor and award-winning student overcame his fears so that he could continue to pursue his dream of helping others.

    January 12, 2016

  • Sertoma Members Enhance Elementary Education

    Improved frequency connection in a Colorado classroom changed the lives of students, thanks to Sertoma members.

    January 12, 2016

  • I’m Proud to Be a Sertoman

    November 17, 2015

  • I Can Make a Difference

    September 15, 2015

  • The Waitress

    Watch Her Story

    September 15, 2015

  • Thank You, Sertoma

    August 16, 2015

  • A Sign of Thanks

    August 1, 2015

  • Little Acts Lead to Big Impact

    January 21, 2015

  • As the Ears Go By: Part 3

    Jim Sharrick

    January 5, 2015

  • As the Ears Go By: Part 2

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    July 7, 2014

  • As the Ears Go By: Part 1

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    April 14, 2014

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