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Walter Montgomery, son of Scott and Laura Montgomery, came to Clarity to get Walter’s hearing re-tested with our Audiological Brainstem Response (ABR) equipment. At the time of their testing, our equipment required the clients to be asleep. With our new equipment, we can test babies and children while they are wide awake. Thanks to a grant from Greenville Women Giving and another anonymous grant, Clarity was able to purchase this equipment in the fall of 2009. “I think that the most important thing is that if their child does fail their newborn hearing screening that they need to get another screening done to confirm it,” says Walter’s mom, Laura Montgomery.

WYFF News 4’s Carol Goldsmith recently featured their story.

Neill Bickerstaff has been a client at Clarity since he was five years old. However, Neill faces a lot more challenges than most 9 years olds each day. He has 22Q11 Deletion Syndrome. This means that he is missing the tail end of his 22nd chromosome. “It doesn’t sound like a big deal when you talk about a chromosome but that disorder can affect 180 different manifestations in his entire being,” said Neill’s mother, Ashley Bickerstaff.

WYFF News 4’s Kim McCrea recently featured their story.

Clarity celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month by offering free hearing and speech screenings on May 30, 2009. The screenings will take place at Scott Towers on Augusta Street from 11am-2pm. Both the hearing and speech screenings take about 5 minutes each. The age range for the hearing screenings are children age 5 and older through adults. The age range for the speech screenings are children between the ages of 3-8.

Nicole Grier and her son Nicholas agree that being screened at an early age can make all the difference in a childs life. WYFF News 4’s Kim McCrea recently featured their story.

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