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If you have a child with hearing loss, you have found your village. Welcome to the community that connects you with everything you need to hear.

the AG Bell community

We walk with families on their hearing journey

If you have a child with hearing loss, you have found your village. Welcome to the community that connects you—with everything you need to hear.

How will my child communicate?

There is no one way for your child to learn to communicate. We’ll help you learn about your options.

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We had so many questions when our son was diagnosed with profound hearing loss as an infant…Fast forward to today and he has graduated from college, is professionally employed, married, happy and living the life we had always hoped he would.

We had so many questions when our infant son was diagnosed with profound hearing loss…Fast forward to today and he has graduated from college, is professionally employed, married, happy and living the life we had always hoped he would.

Together, we’re creating a world where every child can live a life without limits!

Explore our resources, have your questions answered, connect with families just like yours, and embark on a future filled with endless possibilities.

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Navigating the beginning

Did you just discover your child is deaf or hard of hearing? You are not alone. The first steps can feel scary and overwhelming. Let us guide you and your family through your hearing loss journey.

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Thriving in community

Become a member and connect with others like you! You will gain access to Listening and Spoken Language experts and their resources to help your child listen, speak and thrive.

Learning, playing and growing

Children with hearing loss can excel at sports, music and in school. They go on to have successful careers. We provide financial support to ensure they can live a life without limits.

A good hearing and speech therapist can change a life.

Our directory of certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialists is easy to search, so you can find the right support for your child’s needs.

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!