Equalize Sensory Services is a North Carolina contract company that provides instruction to visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing children and adults from the Mountains to the Coast in schools, homes, businesses and organizations.
In addition to our regular Services, Equalize can also provide:
- Professional development trainings
- Mentorship to new VI and HI professionals
- Full-Service Mass Vision and Hearing Screenings for schools
Each Team Member is certified and experienced in their specialty and is dedicated to providing quality instruction to help people with vision and hearing loss to achieve their fullest potential!
The Equalize Team is directed and supported by Kim Hudson, a TVI and O&M Specialist with 20+ years of experience.
Director, Kim Hudson
Equal Eyes Vision Services was born in 2012, when Kim expanded her personal contracting business to reach more visually impaired needs across the state. The company focus expanded to include services for people with hearing loss in 2021 and the name was changed to Equalize Sensory Services to be inclusive to both disciplines. Kim is passionate about bringing quality VI and HI services to every corner of the state and ensuring that no child or adult with vision loss or hearing loss goes unserved. Kim has made it her mission to improve the quality of sensory support services in North Carolina by offering Professional Development opportunities, presenting at conferences, serving on the NCAER Board, and recruiting talented VI and HI professionals to the beautiful state of North Carolina. Kim enjoys spending her free time volunteering, being outdoors, attending church, and spending quality time with her two sweet daughters and fun-loving dog.
The Equalize Sensory Services office is located in Apex, North Carolina. Kim serves a caseload of awesome kids, directs her Team and is also the Founder of Eye Shine Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports recreation and social opportunities for youth with visual impairment.
Assistant Director, Lori Tryon
Lori Tryon is the Assistant Director of Equalize Sensory Services. She earned her degree from Kutztown University in 1988 with a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. She recently earned her M. Ed in school administration from Capella University. Lori served as a speech therapist in New Jersey for seven years before moving to N.C. Most recently she has served as an EC teacher, EC Director, and Assistant Principal for a local N.C. charter school. She has a wide variety of experience in working with students in age from Pre-K to high school.
Lori resides in Apex with her husband of 28 years. She has two daughters both in college; one attending N.C. State and one attending UNC-Wilmington.
Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Annette Vinding
Tracey resides in beautiful central North Carolina with her loving husband and her handsome sons, and can usually be found with a book in her hand when she isn’t teaching or traveling.