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AG Bell Cradle to Career Blog

Welcome to the new AG Bell Cradle to Career blog, an online community for parents and caregivers of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. This is a place for families to come together from around the world to share stories.

Welcome to the new AG Bell Cradle to Career blog, an online community for parents and caregivers of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. This is a place for families to come together from around the world to share stories, offer advice and provide support.

Sharing our experiences is a beautiful, powerful thing. Through this blog, we find a community of people “just like us” who share in the hardships and the joys of helping our children who are deaf and hard of hearing learn to hear and talk.

The Purpose Of Our Digital Community

You can remember – or imagine – walking out of the doctor’s office with the unexpected or unhoped for knowledge that your child has hearing loss. If no one in your family is hard of hearing, who can you turn to for guidance? Who will pass down the pearls of wisdom and “life hacks” about raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing?

This digital community will be here for you. We will support each other through daily life challenges by sharing the lessons we have learned. Together, we can navigate life with hearing loss more successfully and advocate in a more meaningful way.

Our Subscribers

Our subscribers are both young and old – some of our community members have adult children, while others are just beginning in their journey. Our subscribers experience hearing loss from “mild” to “profound” and every level in between. Some of our subscribers are simply friends, family and colleagues who love us and want to better understand our challenges and experiences. 

AG Bell’s digital community is inclusive of them all.

Get in Touch

If you have a question, comment or a story you would like to share with our community, please email This blog welcomes different perspectives from writers and readers.

AG Bell membership for families is always free!

Family membership benefits:

  • Financial Support

    Scholarships for technology, therapy, and education

  • Professional Guidance

    Speak to a parent who's been there or search for a certified therapist.

  • State Chapters

    Connect with and get support from local families like yours!

  • Resource Library

    Get answers with access to our information library

  • Volta Voices

    A bilingual magazine with in-depth stories about growing up with hearing loss

  • Loft & Leap

    Access to unique leadership & educational programs for teens

Seeking an AG Bell professional membership?

Get listed on our searchable professional directory, find educational and research resources, scholarships and mentorship.

Professional Membership Has Its Benefits

Join today to connect with fellow members, exchange insights, get listed in our global directory, and celebrate the journey of listening & spoken language.

Professional benefits include:

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Earn CEUs through the AG Bell Academy, at our yearly Symposium, or through events held throughout the year for members

  • $100 off Exam Fees

    Take your Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®) certification exam for less!

  • Event Discounts

    Discounted registration to AG Bell’s symposium and other events, plus special discounts on travel, restaurants, retail shops and more

  • LSL Professional Directory

    Get listed and found by families that need your services and students that want your mentorship

  • LSL Leading Edge

    An exclusive e-newsletter for AG Bell professional members packed with the latest news and developments in hearing health and the listening & spoken language field

  • Volta Voices 

    AG Bell’s award-winning, quarterly digital magazine in English and Spanish

  • Access to AG Bell’s Network

    Connect with 40+ state chapters located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico

  • Professional Opportunities

    Get involved in AG Bell through committees, task forces, councils and other venues for members to interact and contribute meaningfully

  • The Volta Review 

    Stay current with the latest research through our peer-reviewed, online professional research journal

Seeking membership as a friend or family member?

Membership is always free for family & friends of people who are deaf or hard of hearing and helps connect individuals to our professional community!