25 Years of Desert Voices
Desert Voices opened its doors in 1997 to provide an auditory-oral environment in which children with hearing loss can reach their full potential through listening and spoken language. Over the past 25 years, Desert Voices has helped more than 360 children develop their listening and spoken language skills to confidently mainstream with hearing peers.
Join us in celebrating this historic milestone year as we reflect on all the lives impacted over the past 25 years. We also turn our attention to the next 25 years of Desert Voices helping children with hearing loss reach their true potential.
Hear the Stories from Alumni and Friends
As part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, we asked 25 alumni families to share their stories and experiences of attending Desert Voices. Check back throughout this school year as we share those stories below:
Kendall attended Desert Voices from 2017 - 2020. She is now 7-years-old and has mainstreamed into 2nd grade. Kendall is involved in soccer and dance and she's consistently getting straight A's.
"Thank you for everything you did and what you taught me there." ~ Kendall
Ashley attended Desert Voices from 2001 - 2005. She is now a nanny to two boys.
"The people we meet there [at Desert Voices] were there from the beginning and they will always be there... we always have that bond and we lean on each other so very much." ~ Ashley's mom, Dawn
Trinity attended Desert Voices from 2017 to 2020. She is now 7 years old and loves to sing and dance!
"Thank you, Desert Voices, for everything you have done for me and what you continue to do for others." ~ Trinity
Attending Desert Voices from 2005 to 2009. Nick is now 18 years old! Nick has a love of guitar and is on his way to start trade school. Way to go Nick!
Windsor attended Desert Voices from 2015 to 2018. She is now in second grade and she is thriving! On DV’s anniversary, Windsor shared many kind words about our team and her experience.
“The teachers really supported me. They were so kind. They were so thoughtful.” ~ Windsor
“The amazing combination of staff and teachers helped me to learn how to speak and listen to others.” -Adam
Meet Adam. He is a sophomore in high school, an honors student, an Eagle scout, a horse wrangler, AND a bilateral cochlear implant user. Adam is a Desert Voices alumni, attending in 2010 and 2011. You make DV proud, Adam!
Corbin is a 15 year old bilateral cochlear implant user. Corbin attended Desert Voices from 2007 to 2011 and left DV to mainstream at the age of 3. Staff still have fond memories of him as a silly, playful, and hard working kid! We are so proud of all of Corbin’s hard work and equally proud to have him as one of our alumni!
If you are a Desert Voices alumni and would like to share your story too, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.