Resources For Your Hearing Impaired Child
Written by Jacob C. Herman
U.S. Health Department Hearing Aid Funding -Provides resources for parents to obtain financial help towards purchasing hearing aids for their child.
Baby Hearing- Describes the types of hearing aids for children, infants and illustrates tips on making hearing aids comfortable for infants.
Types of Hearing Aids- Alexander Graham Bell organization explains the types of hearing aids.
American Speech Language Hearing- The association focuses on developing proficient communication for those who are hearing impaired by providing information on hearing aids and other technology.
Funding for Parents- Explains insurance benefits and other sources that parents can utilize to purchase hearing aids for their children.
Communication Options- United States Department of Education provides advice for children with hearing loss about technology and communication alternatives.
For Family and Friends- Methods on communicating efficiently with those with a hearing loss.
Communication Choices- The Philadelphia’s Children Hospital program called the Deafness and Family Communication Center provides a variety of communication styles for parents.
Cued Speech- This association uses cued speech as a way for the hearing impaired to grasp the elementary properties of speech.
Beverly School for the Deaf- A school based in Beverly Massachusetts primarily focuses on children with hearing disabilities.
Oral Deaf Education- An educational program focused on family playing an important part in the child’s listening abilities.
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind- A state supported Colorado school for deaf and blind children established in 1893.
National Deaf Education - The center offers training, technical support, and essential information for parents.
School for the Deaf- California education facility for the hearing impaired from early childhood up to high school age.
Diagnosis- Indiana Health Department’s program supplies information on screening newborns for hearing impairment.
Early Hearing Detection- North Carolina program for recognizing hearing loss early in life.
Florida Hearing Center -A Florida non-profit organization that provides testing and treatment for those of all ages.
Services for the Hearing Impaired- Wisconsin’s educational, training, and program resources for the hearing impaired and deaf.
Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People- A charity that offers support for those who are hearing impaired.
Hearing Center- The nonprofit organization offers hearing evaluations , hearing aids, counseling, and amplified phones.
The Children’s Hearing Institute - Founders Simon and Elaine Parisier implemented the institute to offer support and education to hearing impaired children and family members.
Beginnings for Deaf Children- An Organization supporting the needs of families and insuring they receive accurate information about hearing technology and support groups.
Center for Hearing and Communication- Guidance and support for parents evaluating their children for hearing loss.
American Society for Deaf Children- National non-profit association uses parent to parent support for deaf children.
Publications & Websites
Brigham Women’s Hospital-Publication about text4deaf allows those who are hearing impaired to receive (local voicemail) through their cell phone.
American Journal of Audiology- Using hearing aids with infants and toddlers.
National Dissemination Center – National center for children with disabilities. The center focuses on education, family support, and state agency support.
Deaf Education Awareness- National Deaf Project bringing reform and awareness about education for deaf or hearing impaired children.
Helping Children who are Deaf- Publishing company that allows downloads of their book Helping Children who are Deaf.
Hear It- Children and hearing loss.
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