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  • American Academy of Audiology
    The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, for and by audiologists. The active membership of nearly 7,000 audiologists join together to provide the highest quality of hearing healthcare service to children and adults described by our national slogan "Caring for America's Hearing."

  • Beginnings for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    BEGINNINGS was established to provide emotional support and access to information as a central resource for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21. BEGINNINGS provides an impartial approach to meeting the diverse needs of these families and the professionals who serve them.

    By uniting professionals from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research, research training, information dissemination and continuing education, the Center facilitates cooperation among researchers, educators and clinicians whose efforts are directed toward a common goal: improving the future prospects of children having hearing loss, from mild to profound.

  • Cindy's Homepage on ASL and Deaf Culture-
    Here is a well done site containing information on Deaf culture, interpreting, ASL, opinions, and lots more.

  • Deafchild International
    De@fchild International is a catalyst for the creation of personal and educational opportunities for deaf and hearing children to communicate with each other throughout the world, by using face to face communication and Information and Communications Technology.

  • Deafness/Hard of Hearing Resources
    It is a well organized, well maintained, searchable and informative site with many current links about important topics. Provides a chat area and a subscription to an e-mailed newsletter. A four star must see for everyone interested in anything related to deafness.

  • Ear Infections and Language Development
    During the first three years when children have the most problems with otitis media, they are learning to speak and understand words. Children learn to do this by interacting with people around them. It may be harder to hear and understand speech if sound is muffled by fluid in the middle ear. Some researchers report that frequent hearing loss in children with middle ear fluid may lead to speech and language difficulties.

  • Educating Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    When a child has a hearing loss during the developmental years, all areas of development can be affected significantly. A hearing loss limits ease of acquisition of a communication system, which further influences development of interactions with others, the ability to make sense out of the world, and ease of acquiring academic skills. Early identification of a hearing loss is critical to a child's academic and emotional adjustment. What is a hearing loss, and how is it caused?

  • Hearing and Behavior in the Child with Cleft Palate
    The literature clearly indicates that a mild hearing loss, once considered insignificant, is a serious handicap to an infant learning language and to a child in the classroom. The loss may be serious enough to affect verbal performance on an IQ test or other language-associated measures of aptitude. Recently, far more attention has been focused on the otolaryngologist and audiologist whose diagnoses and therapies are integral to the care plan for the patient with cleft palate.

  • Hearing Deficits In Children - Merck
    Hearing deficits in childhood can result in lifelong impairments in receptive and expressive language skills. The severity of the handicap is determined by several factors: the age at which the hearing loss occurred; the nature of the loss--its duration, frequencies affected, degree of loss; and the susceptibility of the individual child (eg, coexisting visual impairment, mental retardation, primary language deficits).

  • Inclusion Best Practices for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    Creating Effective Communication Environments in Inclusion.

  • Listen Up
    Listen Up - one stop place for information, answers, help, ideas, resources, and anything else related to hearing-impairment.

  • National Deaf Children's Society
    All its contents are related to children & deafness in the UK. There's a 'Kid's Club' that you can join!

  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    It is estimated that more than 46 million people in the United States suffer some form of disordered communication. NIDCD has focused national attention on disorders of human communication and has contributed to advances in biomedical and behavioral research that will improve the lives of millions of individuals with communication disorders.

  • Tell Me About "Central Auditory Processing Disorders
    What are central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs)? How is CAPD diagnosed?

  • Tomatis Method
    By improving our listening, we develop a marked advantage in language, communication, learning, music, rhythm, relationships, and foreign language. Want to learn more?

  • Turn the Radio Down!
    One of 23.3 million Americans has a hearing loss and about 1.3 million of them are 18 or younger. Evidence strongly suggests more young people are losing their hearing today than ever before and one-third of all hearing loss cases stem from the loud noises of rock music, car radios, and stereo headsets.

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