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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

Resources: Learning about Hearing Loss

Learn more about hearing screening, hearing loss, language development and what you can do.

 Family Focused was created to answer parents' questions about infant hearing screening and follow up testing, steps to take after diagnosis of hearing loss, hearing loss & hearing aids, language and speech, and parenting issues.

Boys Town National Research Hospital is internationally recognized as the leader in hearing research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information for Families section has tools and information about hearing loss for families.

Communicate with Your Child presents introductory information about newborn hearing screening.

Ear Community 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.

Hear to Learn is a learning resource available from NCHAM to help parents of young children support spoken language development. Spanish website available.

Marion Downs Center provides culturally sensitive services, resources, education, and research to support the needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have communication challenges, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

National Center on Deaf-Blindness is a national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education, NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

Raising Deaf Kids introduces information about children with hearing loss including screening, early intervention, communication choices and success stories.

Social Media

UNITED We Stand for Cued Speech : Welcome to our UNITED We Stand for Cued Speech group page for the Deaf, deaf, hard of hearing (HOH), cochlear implant users (CI) and hearing from all walks of life, professions, and backgrounds — this means parents, professionals, signers and cuers. We are very supportive of all languages and modes including ASL. As a community we are stronger together rather than as separate, disparate groups. Keep in mind this is the page where you go to if you want to ask tough questions, discuss sensitive topics and/or anything you might have that is somehow tangentially related to Cued Speech/Cued Language. All personal topics and/or controversial issues welcome, anytime!

Cued Speech : This group is for people who are interested in talking or learning about Cued Speech and related topics. We are a supportive community, and while we do not want to discourage people from posting, we do strive to keep this group on topic as much as possible. 

NC Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association NC AG Bell is committed to helping children with hearing loss achieve their fullest potential as independent members of society, and we advocate that informed parents and professionals are key in the achievement of this objective.

 National/Professional Organizations

American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides comprehensive information about hearing loss, screening and diagnosis, free education materials, data and statistics and more.

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) has a mission to address issues important to the early identification, intervention and follow up care of infants and young children with hearing loss.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Additional Resources


This Resource List is provided by the North Carolina Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program and its partners including members from the Burke County Learning Community, service agencies, family support organizations, and parents of children with special healthcare needs as a service for individuals who wish to locate pediatric audiology resources in their local area, statewide, and nationally. The NC EHDI Program makes no warranty of the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of this information, and shall not be liable for any decision made in reliance on this information. It is the user's responsibility to verify this information.