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16 References and Resources

So Your Child has a Hearing Loss: Next Steps for Parents

A selected list of organizations follows; for a more complete listing, contact AG Bell directly.

Organizations Serving Parents of Children Using Auditory Approaches:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2778
(202) 337-5220 (v)
(202) 337-5221 (TTY)
(202)-337-8314 (fax)

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an information center on hearing loss, emphasizing the use of technology, speech, speechreading, residual hearing and written and spoken language. AG Bell focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals and other interested parties.

We publish books and brochures on the subject of hearing loss, auditory approaches in education, advocacy, employment and advances in hearing technology. AG Bell also publishes a magazine, Volta Voices, and a scholarly journal, The Volta Review. We offer resource/referral services to individuals with questions about hearing loss and auditory approaches.

AG Bell provides financial aid to qualifying applicants for mainstreamed, auditory-based education at pre-school, school-age and university levels. Regional conferences and bi-ennial conventions are held to educate both members and non-members on issues relating to hearing loss. Finally, AG Bell provides governmental and education advocacy services through its state chapters, children's rights coordinators and international affiliates.

Auditory-Verbal International, Inc.
2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 402
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703)739-1049 (v)

National Cued Speech Association
23970 Hermitage Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(800) 459-3529

Option Schools (private oral programs)
(877) 672-5332 (v)
(877) 672-5889 (tty)
Interested parents can receive a free copy of "Dreams Spoken Here," a video profiling education using auditory approaches.

Organizations Providing General Information about Hearing

American Academy of Audiology
8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 750
McLean, VA 22102
(800) 222-2336 (v/tty)
(703) 610-9022 (v/tty)
(703) 610-9005 (f)
Email: molek@audiology.org

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3357
(703) 836-4444 (v)
(703) 519-1585 (tty)
(703) 683-5100 (f)
Email: info@entnet.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 638-8255 (v/tty)
(301) 897-7355 (f)
Email: actioncenter@asha.org

Cochlear Implant Club International
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015-2034
202-895-2781 (v/tty)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse
1 Communications Ave
Bethesda, MD 20892-3456
(800)241-1044 (v)
(800)241-1055 (tty)

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People
7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-2248 (v)
301-657-2249 (tty)
301-913-9413 (f)
Email: national@shhh.org

Organizations Serving Families Using Manual Approaches:

National Association of the Deaf
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
(301) 587-1788 (v)
(301) 587-1789 (tty)
(301) 587-1791 (f)
Email: nadinfo@nad.org

American Society for Deaf Children
1820 Tribute Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95815
(800) 942-ASDC (v/tty)
(916) 641-6084 (v/tty)
(916) 641-6085 (f)
Email: ASDC1@aol.com

Regional Organizations:

Contact AG Bell to learn which of our more than 30 state chapters are closest to you! Additionally, in most areas of the country there exist specific centers devoted to providing a comprehensive set of services for children with hearing loss. Please contact AG Bell to identify one in your area.

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