National DHOH Resources

1. Alexander Graham Bell Association – Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center

a. Purpose: “The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society.” Retrieved on May 18, 2015 from http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Who_We_Are/

b. Website: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org

2. Hands & Voices Parent Advocacy Group

a. Purpose: Who are we? We are parents of ASL signers, cued speech users.... parents of kids with cochlear implants or total communicators... we are people who have common interests connected through the community of deafness. Hands & Voices is a safe place to explore options, get unemotional support (although we can be emotional about it!), learn from one another and share what we have in common. We value diversity and honor the role of parents and family as the single greatest factor in raising a WASK, (our favorite acronym: W ell- A djusted S uccessful K id)” Retrieved on May 18, 2015 from http://www.handsandvoices.org/about/index.htm

b. Website: http://www.handsandvoices.org

3. Hearing Loss Association of America

a. Purpose: “The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life…” Retrieved on May 18, 2015 from http://www.hearingloss.org/content/who-we-are

b. Website: http://www.hearingloss.org

4. Gallaudet University

a. Mission Statement: “Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.” Retrieved on May 18, 2015 from http://www.gallaudet.edu/student-affairs-and-academic-support/student-ha...

b. Website: http://www.gallaudet.edu

5. National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology

a. Mission Statement: “The primary mission of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is to provide deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, complemented by a strong arts and sciences curriculum, that prepare them to live and work in the mainstream of a rapidly changing global community and enhance their lifelong learning.
Secondarily, NTID prepares professionals to work in fields related to deafness; undertakes a program of applied research designed to enhance the social, economic and educational accommodation of deaf people; and shares its knowledge and expertise through outreach and other information dissemination programs.” Retrieved on May 18, 2015 from http://www.ntid.rit.edu/about

b. Website: http://www.ntid.rit.edu

6. Success for Kids with Hearing Loss

a. Mission Statement: Our mission is to help YOU to improve the futures of children who are hard of hearing or deaf.

b. Website: http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/