Help Kids Hear – A web site dedicated to helping parents of children that are deaf or hard of hearing.  The latest news, resources, articles, and discussions about hearing impaired children!
About Help Kids Hear Site Map Search Help Kids Hear Web Site News
A site for parents of hard of hearing & deaf children.
In the News - News articles about hearing impairment, new technologies, and other related materials.
Articles & Commentary - Our editorial section. Articles written by us and by professionals in the field.
Resources & Information - Our largest section. Dedicated to helping you find the information you need. Everything from educational information, sources financial support, mental health support and more!
Facts & Figures - A brief "stat sheet" with information about just how common hearing impairment is, particularly in children.
Discussion Forum - What we hope will be hallmark of our site. An open forum where you can read and post questions about hearing impairment across a wide variety of categories.
For the Kids - Links to and information just for the kids themselves.

Gallaudet Enters NCAAs on a Roll

From: Washington Post, DC - Nov 12, 2003

Gallaudet will make its fourth -- and perhaps least expected -- appearance in the NCAA Division III women's volleyball tournament when it faces Colorado College in a first-round game Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the University of La Verne in Southern California.

The Bison (17-17) earned an automatic bid to the tournament thanks to their improbable run to the Capital Athletic Conference championship. Gallaudet entered the CAC tournament on a three-game losing streak but pulled off three straight road upsets against teams with a combined record of 75-29.

In the first round of the tournament, the Bison defeated Catholic, which had won six straight in the teams' series. Gallaudet then defeated top-seeded Salisbury in the semifinals, snapping the Seagulls' 16-game winning streak. In the championship Saturday against second-seeded York (Pa.) College, Gallaudet lost the opening game but rallied to win three straight and claim the conference crown.

"We're definitely peaking at the right time," said Coach Patrick O'Brien, in his seventh year leading the program. On Monday, O'Brien was named CAC co-coach of the year with Sue DuMars of York. "I'm excited about what the team can do this week."

In addition to O'Brien's honor, sophomores Tamijo Foronda and Valerie Trofimenkoff were named first-team all-CAC Monday. Foronda was one of only two players in the CAC to be among the top six in both kills per game (3.04) and hitting percentage (.282). Trofimenkoff led the conference in hitting percentage (.332).

-- Jake Schaller

© 2003 The Washington Post Company



Help Kids Hear is a site dedicated to helping parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. We are parents of hard of hearing kids and simply want to "give back" to the community. We welcome your comments, questions & suggestions. Please drop us a note at