Websites for kids and families
Here is a list of websites that parents of children with hearing loss have found helpful. Please share with us any additional sites that you find particularly helpful.
General information on hearing loss | Organizations/associations | Professional organizations | Educational issues and other supports | New Hampshire | Vermont | Improving classroom acoustics | FM Educational amplification manufacturers | Noise induced hearing loss
General information on hearing loss
- My Baby's Hearing: co-designed by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders, is a resource for families that have recently been told that their newborn or infant has a hearing loss.
- Beginnings: For Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: established to provide emotional support and access to information as a central resource for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21.
- Hands & Voices: 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.
- Listen Up Web: place for information, answers, help, ideas, resources, and anything else related to hearing-impairment.
- Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Info to Go section: provides information and resources on the educational, linguistic, social, and emotional development of deaf and hard of hearing children.
- Hearing Loss Association of America: opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention Hearing Loss section: provides general information about incidence of hearing loss and related health issues.
Spoken language (auditory-verbal or oral):
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language: Auditory-Verbal Therapy section
- John Tracy Clinic: has been providing parent-centered services to young children with a hearing loss since 1943.
Sign language and deaf culture:
- American Academy of Audiology
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Educational issues and other supports
- FAPE (Families and Advocates Partnership for Education): aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. It links families, advocates, and self-advocates to information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The project is designed to address the information needs of the six million families throughout the Country whose children with disabilities receive special education services.
- NDHHS (Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services): New Hampshire's 'one-stop' resources for services specific to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and for information about hearing loss.
- ATECH Vision & Hearing Services: provides educational consultation services for New Hampshire students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind.
- HEAR in New Hampshire: a non-profit organization providing a comprehensive auditory/oral education and therapeutic curriculum for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- NHDeafEd (The New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative): provides information and resources to optimize the educational outcomes for New Hampshire's children and youth who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
- Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: provides educational and support services (beginning at birth) to children, adults, and families.
Improving classroom acoustics
- Classroom Acoustics Coalition
- Acoustical Society of America — Publications on Classroom Acoustics
- NCEF (National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities): Classroom Acoustics
FM Educational amplification manufacturers (most commonly found in our region - not inclusive of all the products available)
Noise induced hearing loss
- NIDCD (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)
- H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers): non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels from music which can lead to permanent and sometimes debilitating, hearing loss and tinnitus.