Links

Key to help you identify these links:


Assistive Technology

Hearing Loss Association of America
www.hearingloss.org/learn/assistivetech.asp

  • Review of technologies available and used by people with hearing loss

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Audiology

American Academy of Audiology
www.audiology.org

  • Consumer resource for information on audiology related issues including hearing aids, hearing testing and cochlear implants.

AudiologyNet
www.audiologynet.com

  • Audiology and hearing healthcare information website for patients.

The Hearing Review

www.hearingreview.com

  • A monthly trade magazine for the hearing healthcare industry, providing information to audiologists, hearing instrument specialists, medical professionals, and others allied to the field.

The Listening Room
http://thelisteningroom.com

Texas Department of State Health Services
www.dshs.state.tx.us/audio/default.shtm

  • Audiology services from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) Program

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Cochlear Implants

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/cochlear-implants

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Institutions/Agencies

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
www.agbell.org

  • Oral deaf organization.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
www.asha.org/default.htm

  • ASHA is an association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Boys Town Research Institute-Center for Hearing Loss in Children
www.boystownhospital.org

  • Research hospital with programs focusing on childhood deafness.

Best Colleges.com
College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

  • An in depth look at a student's transition into college
  • A guide to college accommodations and assistive technology
  • Key strategies, resources, scholarships & more for deaf and hard of hearing students

The Deaf Resource Library
www.deaflibrary.org/#nationalorgs

  • Large listing of national and international organizations of the deaf.

Family Signs
https://texasdeafed.org/families/programs/family-signs

  • Offers free online American Sign Language or Signing Exact English classes for parents/guardians of deaf and hard of hearing students in Texas.

Gallaudet University
www.gallaudet.edu

Hearingfirst.org
http://hearingfirst.org/

  • A multimedia connection point for families and professionals to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing through listening and spoken language.

Hearing Loss Association of America
www.hearingloss.org

  • Organization for people with hearing loss.

John Tracy Clinic
http://www.jtc.org/

  • A non-profit organization with a mission to provide parent-centered services to young children with hearing loss.

Listen Talk
https://www.listentalk.org/

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
www.nichcy.org

  • A central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA; NCLB; and research-based information on effective educational practices.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
www.nidcd.nih.gov

  • NIDCD, one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports and conducts research and research training.

National Organization for the Deaf
www.nad.org

  • Informational site, including legal rights and advocacy issues.

Rochester Institute of Technology - Deaf Studies Resources http://infoguides.rit.edu/c.php?g=460666&p=3164453

  • Large listing of internet resources and information.

Rochester Institute of Technology-National Technical Institute for the Deaf
www.ntid.rit.edu/

Texas Deaf Ed
https://texasdeafed.org/

  • A website collecting statewide resources and beyond for families, students, and professionals.

Texas Education Agency Services for the Deaf
http://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Special_Education/Programs_and_Services/Sensory_Impairments/Sensory_Impairments/

  • Information on statewide programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Interpreters/Captioning

Described and Captioned Media Program
www.dcmp.org

  • Educational media of all kinds available to teachers, parents and kids.

Family Signs Program
www.familysigns.org

  • A free sign language instruction program that provides one-on-one classes using videophones with a high-speed Internet connection.

Handspeak
www.handspeak.com

  • A subscription-based website with American Sign Language resources, including an ASL dictionary and sign language practice.

The Interpreters' Network
www.terpsnet.com

  • Links to resources for interpreters.

Modern Signs Press
www.modernsignspress.com

  • Resource for Signing Exact English teaching and learning materials.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
www.rid.org

  • RID is a national membership organization representing the professionals who make communication possible between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who can hear.

SEE Center
http://www.seecenter.org/

  • The SEE Center provides training and support for those who use Signing Exact English.

Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf
www.tsid.org

  • TSID's emphasis is the development and enhancement of a network of professional interpreters.

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Parents

Accredited Schools online
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-with-hearing-impairments/

  • Supporting Students with Hearing Impairments

American Society for Deaf Children
www.deafchildren.org

  • Information and advocacy relating to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Beginnings
www.ncbegin.org

  • Information and emotional support for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Center for Disease Control - National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd

  • General information on hearing impairments, including causes, screenings and resources.

John Tracy Clinic
www.jtc.org

  • Resource of free services worldwide for parents of infants and preschool children with hearing loss.

Hands and Voices
www.handsandvoices.org

  • A nationwide non-profit dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.

My Baby's Hearing

www.babyhearing.org

  • Information about newborn hearing screening tests.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management: Utah State University
www.infanthearing.org

  • Information on newborn and infant hearing.

Raising Deaf Kids
www.raisingdeafkids.org

  • Topics for parents about raising deaf or hard of hearing children.

US Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
English www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/products/opening_doors/index.html
Spanish www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/products/opening_doors/espanol.html

  • Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss is a publication that provides parents of children with hearing loss helpful information and resources.

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Transition

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
transitionta.org

  • NSTTAC provides assistance to states in building the capacity to support and improve transition planning, services and outcomes for youth with disabilities.

Postsecondary Education Programs Network for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
www.pepnet.org

  • A national network dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

Transition in Texas
www.transitionintexas.org

  • Education Service Center Region XI provides statewide leadership for the Statewide High School Transition Network.

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