Other Helpful Websites

Listed below are national support organizations and other helpful websites.

Alexander Graham Bell Organization (AG Bell)
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention.

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
The American Society for Deaf Children supports and educates families of deaf and hard of hearing children and advocates for high quality programs and services.

Hands & Voices
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. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing impaired and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.

My Baby’s Hearing
This page was developed and maintained by Boys Town National Research Hospital. This parent-friendly site contains helpful information about childhood hearing loss in both English and Spanish.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) EHDI
CDC’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is committed to hearing loss surveillance, research, and health education. Our goal is to help children with hearing loss reach their full potential. These pages contain helpful information for families, hearing health professionals and state EHDI program staff.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
NCHAM serves as the National Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems. As a multidisciplinary Center, our goal is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.

National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. This page contains information about hearing loss, hearing screening, ear infections, communication methods and devices, and prevention of hearing loss.

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH)
The Committee's primary activity has been publication of position statements summarizing the state of the science and art in infant hearing, and recommending the preferred practice in early identification and appropriate intervention of newborns and infants at risk for or with hearing loss.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-EHDI Advocacy page
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 166,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. This page contains state, federal and national resources to assist in advocacy efforts for Early, Hearing Detection and Intervention.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) State Coordinators
This page includes primary contacts for EHDI State Coordinators and is maintained by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Intervention (NCHAM).