- Cochlear, Inc., Hear now, and Always - With Cochlear, you can count on three things: technical product innovation, world-class design, and lifelong commitment. Lots of good information about hearing loss.
- Dangerous Decibels - The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children. http://www.dangerousdecibels.org
- Hearing Journey - A web resource full of (re)habilitation activities and ideas to support the development of listening and language skills in children, adolescents and adults.
- MED-EL - Past and present research has led to innovations such as bilateral cochlear implantation and electric-acoustic stimulation. Research efforts contribute not only to advances in technology, but also to expanding candidacy criteria and improvements in medical reimbursement.
- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - To ensure that the variety of life's choices and equal opportunities are available to all deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing people.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Characters in Literature
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and hard of Hearing - The purpose of this Shared Interest Group is to help professionals working in public schools stay current on issues affecting the education of children with hearing loss, to share ideas of best practice, and to exchange information and provide support.
- The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our mission is to improve the quality of education afforded to deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to age 21 throughout the United States. The Clerc Center also maintains two demonstration schools.
- Wisconsin Educational Services Program Deaf and Hard of Hearing - The Wisconsin School for the Deaf and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outreach
- About.com Special Education - Current information about a variety of special education topics.
- Hearing Loss.com - Your health and medical resource about hearing loss.
- Hearing Loss in Children (The Center for Disease Control) - Hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop communication, language, and social skills. The earlier children with hearing loss start getting services, the more likely they are to reach their full potential. If you are a parent and you suspect your child has hearing loss, trust your instincts and speak with your child’s doctor. Don’t wait!
- Help Kids Hear.com - Help Kids Hear was founded by parents of hard of hearing kids and is dedicated to helping other parents find the information and resources they need in dealing with a deaf / hard of hearing (DHH) child.
- The Gundersen Health System Audiology department provides comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing services to infants, children and adults. We serve thousands of patients each year. Our hearing health team includes otolaryngologists, audiologists, audiometric technicians and support staff.
- Mayo Health System - A network of clinics and hospitals dedicated to serving the health care needs of people in 70 communities throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our community-based physicians and their patients are supported by the highly specialized expertise and resources of Mayo Clinic.
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders - Improving the lives of people who have communication disorders. A wealth of information on every topic possible relating to communication disorders.
- Raising and Educating Deaf Children.org - A compilation of informational links.
- The Wisconsin Lion's Camp - The Wisconsin Lions Camp is dedicated to providing a quality camping experience free-of-charge to Wisconsin residents with disabilities. In addition, our Retreat and Conference Center programs provide an opportunity for all to experience the Wisconsin Lions Camp while benefiting our summer camp programs.
Products & Materials
- Cochlear.com – Explore your options to treating hearing loss.
- DawnSignPress - American Sign Language (ASL) materials for teachers, friends, and family.
- Gallaudet University Press - The University Board of Trustees formally chartered the founding of Gallaudet University Press in 1980, charging it with the mission of publishing books and other works on all topics relating to deaf and hard of hearing people, including their culture, their native American Sign Language, and the Deaf community. During the course of nearly two decades, Gallaudet University Press has released more than 250 titles, thereby establishing its reputation as the preeminent publisher of scholarly books on Deaf studies, Deaf history, Deaf culture, American Sign Language, and notable deaf people.
- Harris Communications - Find over 2,000 products for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, people interested in sign language, Deaf Culture, hearing loss and more.
- Hearmore.com - Products for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
- Phonak.com - We are proud to present the new generation of Phonak hearing aids. Phonak Bolero Q (Behind the Ear) and Phonak Virto Q (Custom In the Ear) are available in a range of styles, colors, performance and price levels. Regardless of your lifestyle, personality, hearing needs and budget – together with your hearing care professional you will find the perfect solution to suit you.
- DHH Apps – Educational technology for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- Hands and Voices Resources - Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We're a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to reach their highest potential.
- Success for Kids with Hearing Loss.com - This is a ‘go-to’ site for professionals and family members seeking more information about the learning and social issues of children with hearing loss and what you can do to better support the future success of these children. Resources are at no cost, designed to be easy to understand quickly, and practical to use. Products and webcasts are of high value at a minimum price.
Self-Advocacy and Accommodations for Students with Hearing Loss
- ASLPro.com - ASLPro serves the needs of the ASL Educational Community. ASLPro.com was created to be a free resource for the classroom teacher. Teachers can create accounts and personalize a quiz for their students' use, then take them into a lab and let them practice seeing models other than their own teacher. Because our signs are designed to be used in student quizzes, Non-Manual Signals are purposefully omitted.
- HandSpeak.com - Learn American Sign Language online.
Wisconsin DHH Information
- The Center for Communication, Hearing and Deafness - For more than 80 years, the Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness (formerly the Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) has been providing needed services to children and adults throughout Wisconsin. Its mission is to provide and promote state-of-the-art services and technologies that enhance the quality of life of individuals with hearing loss. We are Wisconsin's hearing and speech resource.
- The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) - DPI is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. The department is headed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, a nonpartisan, constitutional officer elected every four years. The agency was created in 1848, the year Wisconsin attained statehood, when the state constitution provided for the establishment of local school districts and a free education for all children in the state.
- The Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) - WSD is a residential school for deaf and hard of hearing students in the state of Wisconsin. We operate under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and provide educational services for deaf and hard of hearing students aged 3 – 21.