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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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’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

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