Website Resources

American Sign Language

Provides information about ASL and American Deaf Culture.

 

Auditory Neuropathy Information

Provides access to information about Auditory Neuropathy to the parents of children diagnosed with this unusual hearing disorder.

 

Baby Hearing

Created to answer parents’ questions about infant hearing screening and follow up testing, steps tot take after diagnosis of hearing loss, information about hearing loss and hearing aids, language and speech, and parenting issues. Compiled by the Boys Town National Research Hospital

 

Better Hearing Institute

Not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problems of hearing loss and what can be done about it. Includes information on advocacy, support groups, success stories (celebrities), and many links to health and consumer-related aspects of hearing loss and tinnitus.

 

Center for Hearing and Communication

Previously known as the League for the Hard of Hearing. A rehabilitation agency for infants, children, and adults who are hard of hearing and deaf. Includes information on audiology, communication therapy, research, and assistive listening devices.

 

Cochlear Implants: Navigating a Forest of Information… One Tree at a Time

Part of the Kids World Deaf Net, this site provides wide range of resources on cochlear implants including definitions, candidacy, the decision-making process, insurance, surgical considerations, educational settings, and more.

 

Deaf.com & Deaf Kids.com

Provides many links to the Deaf Community. Website for deaf and hard of hearing children, including chat rooms.

 

Deaf Linx

Provides links to many sites dealing with various topics about deafness.

 

Deaf Resource Library

An online collection of reference material and links intended to education about Deaf Culture in the US and other countries

 

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Provides an overview of the Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities as set forth by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 as well as many other technical and legislative documents.

 

Educational Audiology Resource

Provides audio demonstrations of cochlear implants, FM systems, and types of hearing loss. Also includes a PowerPoint presentation (Educational Needs of Students with Hearing Loss) that illustrates the audiogram and effects of hearing loss including a spelling test with simulated hearing loss.

 

Genetics of Infant Hearing Loss

Provides information and related links on genetics and infant hearing loss. This page is par of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities website.

 

Hand Speak

Provides subscription-based online American Sign Language (ASL) dictionary, lessons, and resources, including Baby Sign, International Sign Language, manual alphabet (fingerspelling) and numeral, Sign storytelling, and art.

 

Listen Foundation

Foundation dedicated to teaching children who are hearing impaired to listen and speak.

 

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Provides information on Early Detection of Hearing in Infants (EDHI) programs throughout the nation. Provides families with a list of useful website in the following categories: general information, communication and education, health and development, and family support organizations.

 

National Deaf Education Project: NDEP

The National Agenda, a historic coalition of parent, consumer, professional, and advocacy organizations involved in the education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing is working to develop an effective, communication, and language-driven educational delivery system for our children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Provides information on a wide range of topics related to hearing loss including causes, issues specific to infants and children, communication options, and ear infections. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Oral Deaf Education

Provides a parent resource kid and videos about oral deaf education and a list of oral deaf education schools around the world.

 

Searchwave

A search engine that provides links to websites on audiology, hearing loss, hearing aids, and the ear.

 

Social Security Benefits

Contains clear and concise information for families on the rules and regulations for applying for Social Security disability benefits for children with disabilities (deafness included).

 

Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Provides information and material in all aspects of development during the first three years of life; extensive links to other resources.