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Hearing Loss Research Bibliography

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This annotated bibliography has been developed to support AG Bell public policy initiatives. It includes research about typical language development, language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), bilingual language development, bilingual-bimodal language development, cochlear implant outcomes, psychosocial development, literacy and parent choice.

Preparing for College Handbook

Are you looking forward to college but also feel a little nervous? You’re not alone! Check out AG Bell’s College handbook for quick tips, advice from deaf and hard-of-hearing graduates, and resources to help you excel in your studies.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing – First Steps Guide

A child lying on a green and white striped surface looks at a rattle being held towards them by an adult hand.

All children who are deaf or hard of hearing can thrive! Follow this guide for step-by-step action plans and answers to commonly asked questions from parents and professionals who have been right where you are.

Hearing Loss Dictionary

Acronyms, technology brands, medical terminology, oh my! No need to feel overwhelmed with the barrage of new vocabulary – simply check out our “dictionary.”

Hearing Technology Guide – Cochlear Implants

Wondering if Cochlear Implants are right for you or your child? This guide walks you through how they function, who they are most helpful for, the right age of implantation and more.

Hearing Technology Guide – Hearing Aids

You need hearing aids, now what? Follow this guide to learn about the different types available, maintenance recommendations, tips for keeping them on busy babies and much more!

Communication Options

Trying to decide whether sign language (ASL) or spoken language is right for your family? Did you know there are even more communication options, like…

Hearing Loss Explained

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What does it mean to be deaf? Is there a difference between severe and profound hearing loss? Learn about every kind of hearing loss, potential causes…

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!