Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!

Mission: Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk.

Operating as usual

Holly uses cochlear implants and is working on her counting skills. She can already count up to six (although she someti...
09/01/2020

Holly uses cochlear implants and is working on her counting skills. She can already count up to six (although she sometimes skips three). She’s quickly picking up new words and loves to sing Baby Shark. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Travis, age 2, looks up to his older brother who is also profoundly deaf. He is following in his brother’s footsteps by ...
08/31/2020

Travis, age 2, looks up to his older brother who is also profoundly deaf. He is following in his brother’s footsteps by learning how to hear and talk with cochlear implants. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Paisley, age 4, is continuing to improve her language skills at home through regular sessions with her therapists and he...
08/28/2020

Paisley, age 4, is continuing to improve her language skills at home through regular sessions with her therapists and her mother. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

DJ, age 5, has bilingual parents who work hard to help him develop his English and Spanish. He is attending mainstream s...
08/27/2020

DJ, age 5, has bilingual parents who work hard to help him develop his English and Spanish. He is attending mainstream school and enjoys participating in sports and robotics with his peers. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Lucy, age 4, enjoys going on weekend hikes and playing with her younger sister in the yard. After transitioning to remot...
08/26/2020

Lucy, age 4, enjoys going on weekend hikes and playing with her younger sister in the yard. After transitioning to remote learning, she has excelled beyond her parents’ expectations. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Unthwarted by the pandemic, this year's Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) Program went virtual, allowing 40 teen...
08/26/2020

Unthwarted by the pandemic, this year's Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) Program went virtual, allowing 40 teens to connect and learn with peers and mentors. To read more, please visit bit.ly/agbVoltaVoices12

Nala, a seven-year-old who uses a cochlear implant, is an aspiring writer and artist. She loves to read, listen to music...
08/25/2020

Nala, a seven-year-old who uses a cochlear implant, is an aspiring writer and artist. She loves to read, listen to music, and create art. She combines that with her love of language to create poems that she shares with friends and family. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Noah is four years old and he has had a cochlear implant for less than two years, but in that time he has developed tena...
08/24/2020

Noah is four years old and he has had a cochlear implant for less than two years, but in that time he has developed tenacity and is now exceeding his parents’ expectations. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

“As school districts figure out their reopening plans, parents of children with hearing loss are worried about what’s in...
08/21/2020

“As school districts figure out their reopening plans, parents of children with hearing loss are worried about what’s in store for their kids.” Now on Volta Voices, learn how parents, teachers and students will all need to work together to make a positive transition back to school. To read, please visit bit.ly/agbVoltaVoices11

Krishiv, age 3, has been working on identifying sounds. He’s a natural at picking up language and has been building up h...
08/21/2020

Krishiv, age 3, has been working on identifying sounds. He’s a natural at picking up language and has been building up his vocabulary at a fast pace! Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Caleb, age 3, has been conducting science experiments at home. He is curious about the world around him and enjoys learn...
08/20/2020

Caleb, age 3, has been conducting science experiments at home. He is curious about the world around him and enjoys learning new things. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Jace, a soon-to-be kindergartener who uses a cochlear implant, had to adjust to wearing a mask at preschool. It made his...
08/19/2020

Jace, a soon-to-be kindergartener who uses a cochlear implant, had to adjust to wearing a mask at preschool. It made his face feel a little warm, but he kept it on to keep him and his classmates safe and healthy. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Alisha, age 4, has been learning how to bake chicken nuggets in the oven. She loves to cook and is looking forward to tr...
08/18/2020

Alisha, age 4, has been learning how to bake chicken nuggets in the oven. She loves to cook and is looking forward to trying out some harder recipes in the future. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Kyle, age 5, has been observing mice with help from his parents. He has always been working on improving his speech and ...
08/17/2020

Kyle, age 5, has been observing mice with help from his parents. He has always been working on improving his speech and he is proud to show it off in this video. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Nixon, age 4, is happy to teach others about the parts of a cochlear implant. He loves to hang out with his big brother,...
08/14/2020

Nixon, age 4, is happy to teach others about the parts of a cochlear implant. He loves to hang out with his big brother, Cash, and has an awesome support system at home! Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Today is your last chance to attend sessions from the “On-Demand” Global LSL Symposium. So don’t wait – sign in now to a...
08/14/2020

Today is your last chance to attend sessions from the “On-Demand” Global LSL Symposium. So don’t wait – sign in now to attend any of the keynote presentations and concurrent sessions from our “Live” Global LSL Symposium. To access, please visit bit.ly/2020sym.

Muhammad, age 5, has been learning three languages at home! He’s energetic, joyful, and enjoys communicating with his fr...
08/13/2020

Muhammad, age 5, has been learning three languages at home! He’s energetic, joyful, and enjoys communicating with his friends at preschool. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Caroline, age 5, has been practicing her dance moves in the backyard every day. She’s very dedicated to her craft and is...
08/12/2020

Caroline, age 5, has been practicing her dance moves in the backyard every day. She’s very dedicated to her craft and is great at listening to directions! Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

"It's important that organizations like AG Bell continue [to] progress so today's children who are deaf and hard of hear...
08/11/2020

"It's important that organizations like AG Bell continue [to] progress so today's children who are deaf and hard of hearing can learn, thrive and live a life without limits." Now on Volta Voices, John Stanton shares why he contributes to AG Bell. To read, please visit: bit.ly/agbVoltaVoices10

Sal, age 5, enjoys taking care of people and shows an interest in becoming a future health care provider. In this video,...
08/11/2020

Sal, age 5, enjoys taking care of people and shows an interest in becoming a future health care provider. In this video, you can see Sal taking care of his mother and her hurt shoulder. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Annie, a 5-year-old who uses hearing aids, recently celebrated her birthday with this fun gold balloon! Her little broth...
08/10/2020

Annie, a 5-year-old who uses hearing aids, recently celebrated her birthday with this fun gold balloon! Her little brother also uses hearing aids and they enjoy learning spoken language together. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

There’s just one week to virtually attend the 2020 AG Bell “On-Demand” Global LSL Symposium. Learn from the comfort of y...
08/07/2020

There’s just one week to virtually attend the 2020 AG Bell “On-Demand” Global LSL Symposium. Learn from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. “On-Demand” content will only be available until August 14, so don’t hesitate – register today by visiting bit.ly/agbellsym.

Kids have fun trying out new sounds, and it’s just as exciting for their teachers as it is for them! Kameryn, age 3, has...
08/07/2020

Kids have fun trying out new sounds, and it’s just as exciting for their teachers as it is for them! Kameryn, age 3, has been building up his vocabulary. He’s known for making people laugh with his silly antics. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

The global pandemic delayed Arianna’s cochlear implant surgery, but she was finally activated a few weeks ago. Congratul...
08/06/2020

The global pandemic delayed Arianna’s cochlear implant surgery, but she was finally activated a few weeks ago. Congratulations, Arianna! We’re looking forward to when you can tell us the story yourself. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Jackson, age 2, and his parents spend a lot of time playing and imagining scenarios. He enjoys singing and his vocabular...
08/05/2020

Jackson, age 2, and his parents spend a lot of time playing and imagining scenarios. He enjoys singing and his vocabulary is growing every day! Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Masks present a challenge for many people within the AG Bell community. They take away the ability to lipread, distort s...
08/04/2020

Masks present a challenge for many people within the AG Bell community. They take away the ability to lipread, distort sound, and can be difficult to wear over hearing devices. Now on Volta Voices, Lisa Goldstein addresses these issues and possible solutions. To read, please visit bit.ly/agbVoltaVoices9

Lucy, a 6-year-old who currently uses hearing aids, recently found out that she is ready for a cochlear implant! She’s l...
08/04/2020

Lucy, a 6-year-old who currently uses hearing aids, recently found out that she is ready for a cochlear implant! She’s looking forward to hearing her friends and family better, especially in the pool. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

It can be fun and exciting to learn new things! Lochlain, age 4, just learned about the tooth fairy and he’s excited to ...
08/03/2020

It can be fun and exciting to learn new things! Lochlain, age 4, just learned about the tooth fairy and he’s excited to tell us all about it in this video. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Sign up TODAY for the “On-Demand” Global LSL Symposium and you’ll get access to ALL of the exciting keynote presentation...
07/31/2020

Sign up TODAY for the “On-Demand” Global LSL Symposium and you’ll get access to ALL of the exciting keynote presentations and concurrent sessions from the “Live” Symposium. “On-Demand” content will only be available until August 14, so don’t hesitate – register today by visiting bit.ly/agbellsym.

Gavin, a 13-year-old who uses bilateral cochlear implants, and his mother advocated with Oregon’s State Legislature to e...
07/31/2020

Gavin, a 13-year-old who uses bilateral cochlear implants, and his mother advocated with Oregon’s State Legislature to ensure that insurance covers the cost of hearing devices. Thank you for speaking up, Gavin! Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

The 2020 Global Virtual LSL Symposium brought people together, even during a time when we had to be apart. If you missed...
07/30/2020

The 2020 Global Virtual LSL Symposium brought people together, even during a time when we had to be apart. If you missed the “live” symposium, you can still register to attend our “on-demand” symposium. So don’t hesitate – register today by visiting bit.ly/agbellsym!

Can you believe that we have been working from home for four months now? The days seem to be flying by! Andrew, a 4-year...
07/30/2020

Can you believe that we have been working from home for four months now? The days seem to be flying by! Andrew, a 4-year-old who uses a cochlear implant, and his brother have also lost track of time. They have been singing Christmas songs in July. Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

Now on Volta Voices, Ellen Rhoades, Ed.S., LSLS Cert AVT, discusses the characterizations of Infant-Directed Speech (IDS...
07/30/2020

Now on Volta Voices, Ellen Rhoades, Ed.S., LSLS Cert AVT, discusses the characterizations of Infant-Directed Speech (IDS) and issues to consider. To read, please visit: bit.ly/agbVoltaVoices8

The 2020 Global Virtual LSL Symposium was highly attended, by nearly 900 people from 40 different countries! If you miss...
07/29/2020

The 2020 Global Virtual LSL Symposium was highly attended, by nearly 900 people from 40 different countries! If you missed the “live” symposium, you can still register to attend our “on-demand” symposium. So don’t hesitate – register today by visiting bit.ly/agbellsym!

William, a 3-year-old who uses hearing aids, balances his speech therapy at home with a lot of outdoor fun with his dad....
07/29/2020

William, a 3-year-old who uses hearing aids, balances his speech therapy at home with a lot of outdoor fun with his dad. They fish, build forts, split wood, and play “mountain man.” Sign up to receive daily emails from AG Bell and for more engaging content, please visit bit.ly/agbCOVID-19

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A "shout out" to the OH Chapter of AG Bell for offering to sponsoring 5 parents, 2 students and 2 new professionals to attend the AG Bell Global Virtual Listening and Spoken Language Symposium, July 9-10!! If you live in OH, reach out to your chapter to find out how you can participate.
SAVE-THE-DATE: April 3, 2020! Career Expo for people with disABILITIES, Wounded Warriors and U.S. Veterans TIME & LOCATION: Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Ronald Reagan Bldg., Atrium Hall 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004 Pre-Register today at: www.eop.com/expo
Is there a convention in 2020?
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Check out a trippy trailer made by Deaf filmmaker!
The 13th Annual Charity Bowling event for children with hearing loss hit the lanes Sunday, October 27th and rolled out a great time for approximately 118 children, families, and friends! The event took place at the Gold Coast Bowling Center Las Vegas, NV and included lots of door-prizes, a DJ, Goody Bags & Sweet treats for the kids, games of bowling and pins-a-flying! Thanks to all our volunteers and many sponsors! Photo Credits Jimmy Altman / Personal use only allowed
Does anyone have information about registration for the Patricia Kuhl event scheduled to happen just before EHDI in March?
Hi! I'm a university student from Ontario, Canada. I'm currently working on a project trying to make train stations more accessible! In order to do that, I need input from the community that is affected the most from the lack of accessible design. I would appreciate if you could send out this quick survey on your page, this is really important to me as I want to make a difference in this world! Thanks, here is the link to the survey.
Row row row our boat togather we shall trot we are on the same boat don't forget me in your thought Hi! Being a mother of a hearing impaired child,I have written a colourfully illustrated children's book. Read this to your child and he will know he is not alone. There are many special kids like him in different parts of the world. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1697944701 Togather lets support each other
Hi there! My name is Yulian. My team is prototyping a device that might simplify in-house accessibility for the hard of hearing. However, we do need your help in understanding and shaping the problem better. Here you could see an attached survey form that should help us to design a better solution for the mentioned problem. If you have a minute check the form out, please. All data is provided anonymously. If you have some related questions, contact me via Facebook. Thanks a lot!
Forgive me for posting this again, but I wanted to let all of you know of a valuable training opportunity. Due to popular demand, we've opened our Auditory skills Training (adult rehabilitation)course up for live streaming- meaning that you can join us in Toronto no matter where you are as long as you are willing to learn during the day on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Don't MISS out on your chance to be the first holder of AST certification! Captioning will be provided. Click on the link: https://conta.cc/2Hjky22 for further information about the course, learner outcomes and to register! Please contact Karen MacIver-Lux : [email protected] or pm me if any questions.