Resources: Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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- American Academy of Audiology
The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists.
- Audiology Department of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Cochlear Implants: An Overview from the MCDHH
This Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing web page includes a list of state and national organizations/providers to go to for more information on Cochlear implants.
- Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation
CIAF's mission is to provide information, resources, and support to prospective Cochlear implant recipients and their families.
- Described and Captioned Media Program
The DCMP provides a library of described and captioned educational media for free to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or deaf-blind; also a clearinghouse of information related to education, accessibility, deafness, blindness, and other related topics; and an internet Gateway to the largest database of accessible media in the world. The Described and Captioned Media Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
- Educational Audiology Association
EAA is an international organization of Audiologists and related professionals who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children, particularly those in educational settings.
- The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility Clearinghouse
This is a website of information on innovative telecommunications technologies for people of all abilities. Resources are organized by disability category. The website was created in compliance with the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Many great resources here, including a database of mobile devices sortable by disability for comparing accessibility features!
- "Getting Started" (Fact Sheet)
For parents of infants and toddlers who are deaf or have a hearing loss, advice from the Mass. Department of Public Health, Early Intervention Services, and Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
- Know Your Options (Fact Sheet)
This article describes the choices parents will consider when their child is diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing. From the Mass. Department of Public Health's Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program.
- Mass Equipment Distribution Program Equipment Finder
Browse telecommunications equipment available through the Mass EDP!
PEPNet 2 (PN2)'s mission is to improve postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities. PN2 provides resources to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), and the educators, schools, agencies and professionals who work with them.
- PEPNet Dissemination Center
This website has an array of downloadable publications for deaf or hard of hearing students and their educators including handbooks, handouts and Power Point presentations on AT for people with hearing and/or vision loss.
- The Savvy Consumer's Guide to Hearing Loss (PDF)
Written by Karen Rockow, Ph.D, this book is filled with invaluable information for all those who find themselves in the difficult transition from being "hearing" to becoming Deaf or Severely Hard of Hearing. Chapters 5 and 6 are dedicated to AT and Auxilliary services. Written in an informal and entertaining style, the author's first-hand experience with hearing loss shines through. Also available in Word from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing website.
- Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
TDI-Online provides an explanation and overview of telecommunication and relay service options for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled.