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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.

Organizations, Associations & Other Links for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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There are an extraordinary number of organizations and sites dedicated to the deaf / hard of hearing. Here are just a "few" that we have found. In each section of our site, we have links to more information across the Internet. If you are looking for information specific to hearing aids, you should visit that section of our web site first (i.e. for links about cochlear implants, visit our cochlear implant section). This page contains supplemental links that may not fit in any of those other areas.

Other Related Sites - Our Picks

More Information

Deaf / Hard of Hearing Related News

Association & Organizations

Resources by State / Location (Including Schools)

Specific Disabilities & Illnesses / Health Issues


 

Other Related Sites - Our Picks
About.com, Deafness & Hard of Hearing - More links to information Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC) - A great site with links to many resources.
Boys Town National Research Hospital - Good, basic information on hearing loss KidsWorld Deaf Net - A site from Gallaudet University with good information.
Captioned Media Program - Non-profit free-lending “library” of captioned videos for the deaf and hard of hearing Listen Up - A site much like this one with a huge number of hearing impaired links.
Centers for Disease Control, Developmental Disabilities, Hearing - A good government resource. My Baby's Hearing - A great resource run by Boys Town.
Deaf Today - Deaf news Wrightslaw - Special Education Law & Advocacy
Google Directory: Hearing - Directory of hearing related resources on the Internet. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center - A good page with lots of general information
Hearing Exchange - A great site with lots of information and links to other sites. SIGNews - News site for signers as well as other DHH news. Requires registration.

 

More Information
Centers for Disease Control - Child hearing loss Insight Cinema - Dedicated to creating awareness of the availability of Open Captioned films to the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and ESL communities. Movie listings.
The Captioning Web - Information about closed captioning (subtitles), services that provide closed captioning, and the laws governing them.  

 

Deaf / Hard of Hearing News Sources
Deaf Today - Deaf news Chiromeme - Deaf news, resources and links.
SIGNews - News site for signers as well as other DHH news. Requires registration.  

 

Associations & Organizations
Acoustical Society of America Hearing Concern
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf Hearing Loss Web
American Academy of Audiology Info To Go
American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)
American Association of the Deaf-Blind League For The Hard Of Hearing
American Society for Deaf Children National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf (NASND)
Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM)
AMPHIL - Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss  National Cued Speech Association
Auditory-Verbal International Network of Educators of Children with Cochlear Implants (NECCI) 
Beginnings Oral Deaf Education
Cochlear Implant Association Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)  
CODA International Royal National Institute for Deaf People
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) SEE Center
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Self Help For Hard Of Hearing People (SHHH) National
Deafness Research Foundation United Way
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA) Voice - For Hearing Impaired Children
Educational Audiology Association Where do we go from Hear?
Hands & Voices  
   

 

Resources by State / Location

Alabama
Alabama Association of the Deaf (AAD)

California
California Association of the Deaf (CAD)
Los Angeles Metropolitan Committee on Deafness
IMPACT - Independently Merging Parent Associations of California
The Children's Tree House (Activities for families with children who are deaf in California )
Law Offices Of Frank D. Granato
Located in Orange, CA, a lawyer dedicated to helping the deaf community (Mr. Granato's wife is deaf).

Colorado
Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Colorado Chapter of AG Bell

Colorado Deaf .com
Hands & Voices

Florida
Florida Association of the Deaf

Louisiana
Louisiana Association of the Deaf (LAD)

Illinois
Illinois Parents of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children (soon to be a chapter of Hands & Voices)

Minnesota
Minnesota DeafBlind Information
Minnesota Dept. of Human Services - Deaf & HoH Division

New York
New York AG Bell Chapter

Oregon
Oregon Association of the Deaf (OAD)

Pennsylvania
The DePaul Institute (Auditory Oral)

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Association of the Deaf
(RIAD)

South Dakota
National Leadership & Literacy Camp

Texas
El Paso Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Texas Association of the Deaf (TAD)

Texas Chapter of AG Bell
Texas SHHH Office

Utah
Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD)

Virgina
Virginia Association of the Deaf (VAD)

 Wisconsin
Wisconsin Association of the Deaf (WAD)

   
International  
Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)  
Canadian Association of the Deaf  
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)  
Canadian Hearing Society  
Voice Ottawa  
Mutual Assistance for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Israel)  
   

 

Specific Disabilities / Illlnesses
Acoustic Neuroma Association  
Meningitis Foundation of America  
Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)  
Harvard Medical School Center for Hereditary Deafness  

 

 
 

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 info@helpkidshear.org.