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New York Chapter AG Bell Association Executive Board

Ed McGibbon, President
George Oberlander, Vice President
Leo Jafet, Secretary, Treasurer
Jessie Jafet, Social Media

Mission Statement

The New York Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a volunteer-led organization that helps provide a local forum for Association issues. We help provide opportunities for parents, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and professionals to work together to promote the mission of AG Bell close to home. 

Here is what we do: 

  • Serve as a clearinghouse for information to parents, professionals, and the general public about auditory approaches for children with hearing loss, including auditory-oral, auditory-verbal and Cued Speech options
  • Assist parents and professionals to ensure that children with hearing loss receive a free and appropriate education that meets their communication and academic needs
  • Help educate our members about advances in hearing technology designed to maximize the speaking/ listening potential of people with hearing loss
  • Become an advocate, who seek independence through language processed by both listening and oral skill. 

Contact Us

President of Ag Bell
P.O. Box 040478
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Phone: 202.337.5220
Fax: 202.337.8314
Email: [email protected]

Our Twitter handle is: @AGBellNY

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agbellny