Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
National Resources for Parents and Professionals
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf is an international
membership organization and resource center on hearing loss and spoken language
approaches and related issues.
American Academy of Audiology is the world's
largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists.
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is a national, independent
non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and
information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a national professional
membership organization with information about communication disorders for
professionals, families, and media.
Auditory-Verbal International (AVI) is an international membership
organization with information about communication by listening and speaking for
children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is an organization promoting education and
awareness of hearing loss with information for healthcare providers and families
on hearing healthcare.
CDC Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
collaborates with federal, national, and state agencies and organizations in
assisting states and territories to develop and implement (Early Hearing
Detection and Intervention) programs.
Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) is an educational and research
facility providing materials and information for healthcare providers and
consumers about hearing loss and communication.
Early Head Start National Resource Center supports the healthy development
of infants, toddlers, families and pregnant women. Ensures availability of
information and training on best practices regarding leadership, technical
assistance and partnership/linkages.
Family Voices is a national organization concerned with all children that
have special health care needs. The organization is a clearinghouse for
information and education concerning the health care of children with special
Federation for Children with Special Needs provides advocacy and legislative
information for parents and professionals including information on state and
federal special education laws, to assist parents in the planning,
decision-making, and monitoring of their child's IEP.
Gallaudet University's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's
model schools are committed to developing the full potential of deaf and
hard of hearing students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds who
have a variety of abilities, skills, and experiences.
Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to
supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well
as the professionals who serve them. This parent-driven, parent and professional
collaborative group is unbiased towards communication modes and methods.
Harvard Medical School Center for Hereditary Deafness
brings researchers, clinicians and families together to better understand
hereditary hearing loss.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) impacts accessibility,
public policy, research, public awareness, and service delivery related to
hearing loss on a national and global level.
House Ear Institute is a research and education institute providing services
and information related to diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairment, with a
nationwide referral service.
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH)
endorses early detection of and intervention for infants with hearing
My Babies Hearing, sponsored by the National
Institute for Deafness and Communication Disorders in partnership
with the Boys Town National Research Hospital, is geared to family
members of babies referred for a second hearing screening test or for follow up
hearing testing, as well as Audiologists,
Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Deaf, Geneticists, Doctors and
Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
Listen-Up specializes in information for the deaf
and hard of hearing.
John Tracy Clinic provides, worldwide and without charge, parent-centered
services to young children with a hearing loss offering families hope, guidance
National Association for the Deaf-Blind (NFADB) is the largest
national network of families focusing on issues surrounding deaf-blindness.
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is
a program through Utah State University to support newborn hearing screening
programs and early intervention with infants and young children with hearing
loss, this site has access to research and materials for states, healthcare
providers, and families.
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
to nurture, empower, and instruct children who are deaf-blind.
National Cued Speech Association supports effective communication, language
development and literacy through the use of Cued Speech.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
is a national information center that provides information on disabilities and
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is
a clearinghouse for information about hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice,
speech, and language, and serves healthcare professionals, patients, industry,
and the public.
Oral Deaf Education, sponsored by the Oberkotter Foundation, provides
information about oral deaf education.