Our staff is made up of only highly trained, experienced audiologists. All of our audiologists are licensed professionals and hold either a master’s degree or doctorate degree in audiology. Our audiologists also are certified by both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. Our professional staff stays on the cutting edge of the profession by attending professional conferences throughout the year.
Virginia Corley, Ph.D., CCC-A
Virginia was born and raised in the United Kingdom, and received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Durham. She received her Master's and Doctoral degrees in audiology from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Associateion (ASHA), a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology, and is a charter member of the South Carolina Academy of Audiology. Outside of her profession, she enjoys reading and travelling with her family.
Kim Kelly, M. Aud., CCC-A
Kim Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in 1990 and her Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of South Carolina in 1994. Kim is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the South Carolina Academy of Audiology (SCAA). Her special interests lie in the identification and management of pediatric hearing loss. Kim is a Columbia, S.C. native and currently resides in Camden, S.C. with her husband and three children. She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
We hope you enjoy meeting our team at Sumter Hearing Associates!
We provide diagnostic audiology and hearing aid services for people of all ages and we do this in a friendly welcoming office.
Pediatrics: Both Kim and Virginia are experienced in pediatric diagnostic testing. For children under the age of four we schedule the child with two clinicians so assistance is available if needed. Both of us have taken additional training to ensure that we are both knowledgeable and have the proper equipment for testing and fitting hearing aids for children.
Diagnostic testing: We provide diagnostic testing to determine whether or not the hearing loss is due to middle ear dysfunction, a problem in the inner ear, or on the hearing nerve.
Hearing aids: Sumter Hearing Associates has access to several major lines of hearing aids so that we are able to offer a number of features, options and price ranges. However, the hearing aid is only part of the process, the programming and customizing to your needs is just as important. Both Kim and Virginia regularly attend seminars and workshops to stay current with the new products, and have many years of experience.
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