Online resources are one great way to gain new information, connect with other families, and find answers to any questions you may have. Here is a brief list of some of our favorite online resources for families of children with hearing loss.

Hearing First

This website provides listening and spoken language support for families with children diagnosed with hearing loss. They provide handouts, videos and articles discussing ways to support your child’s communication and literacy acquisition.

Hands and Voices

This is an organization geared toward providing parents and professionals with resources to help them best advocate for their children with hearing loss. Hands and Voices also has an unbiased approach to communication. There are chapters in Virginia and in Maryland.

Ear Community

Ear Community is a global charitable nonprofit organization that offers a supportive community for individuals who were born with Microtia and Atresia, Hemifacial Microsomia, Treacher Collins Syndrome, and Goldenhar Syndrome, including varying degrees of hearing loss. Their website includes resources regarding emotional support, financial assistance, devices, etc.

CI Circle

This website helps connect parents who have children with cochlear implants.

There is a discussion group, a list of blogs, and a resource page.

Baby Hearing

This is an excellent website that contains parent-friendly information about hearing & amplification, language & learning, as well as parent support during the many decisions faced throughout the journey.

LifePrint

This is a website that has video lessons to teach American Sign Language. It also has a dictionary so that you can pick a word you want to learn and either look at the picture or watch a video of someone signing it.

Sound Foundation for Babies

This is an online resource for lessons and activities to develop your child’s listening and spoken language skills. Includes videos, pictures and songs with weekly themes.

Do you have a favorite website that you use? Comment below and share!

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