Published Saturday, January 12, 2013

Organization serves deaf and hearing impaired

From Staff Reports

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Speaking recently to the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club was Deborah Anne Brilling, CEO of the Auditory-Verbal Center headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Brilling gave the group an idea of the functions of her organization that offers a family centered and holistic approach in providing services and help for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Her message was made even more meaningful to the group because of her personal life story of having two children that were born with extreme hearing defects. Through the assistance she received from the Auditory Verbal Center, her children have overcome the hurdles of deafness and now lead productive lives as young adults.

The Georgia Kiwanis Clubs has a Major Emphasis Project to assist this organization called the Buck N Ear Project. All clubs in Georgia donate $5 per member ($2.50 per ear) to help pay for AVCA’s listening sessions and hearing management for children.

"The presentation was warmly received and appreciation was shown with a standing ovation for Deborah," said Matt Thompson of White Oak Golden K.

For more information go to www.avchears.org or call 404 633 8911.

White Oak Golden K meets for breakfast Thursdays at Sprayberry's on Bullsboro.

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