The story of the Florida chapter of the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing starts in 1967 when it was a support group for families of children who were deaf and hard of hearing.  On September 13, 1967, the support group was incorporated as Florida Oral Education for the Hearing Impaired, Inc. a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  It evolved to include deaf or hard of hearing adults, parents, educators, administrators, audiologists and other professionals providing family and professional networking, fundraising, scholarships, and conferences.  In September of 2000 the Board of Directors formally voted to change Florida Oral to A.G. Bell Florida and the partnership with the national organization was forged. 


Currently the Board of Directors has members from across the state and our highlight activity each year is a collaboration that started in 2011 with the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA). At the annual FLASHA convention AG Bell Florida designs and coordinates a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Track of professional development.  Scholarships have been previously offered for family engagement at the AG Bell FL LSLS Track at FLASHA.


AG Bell Florida looks forward to the exciting potential of continued growth and strong partnerships. 


Connect with us Become a member today





The FL Chapter of AG Bell held their first statewide event in October. The families had loads of fun dressing up for Halloween and connecting with other AG Bell families. Over 100 registered for the event from across the state of Florida and helped raise almost $1000 for their chapter. The Chapter Vice President, Erica Clark, a LSLS from Advent Health in Orlando, was instrumental in planning this successful event to connect families from Miami all the way to North Florida by organizing two in person locations: one in Central Florida & one in South Florida. They are so happy with the event that they will be organizing it again in 2024.







Chapter Resources and Information

A.G.Bell is committed to equipping you with the tools you need to take action. Here, we provide you with resources for further learning that can help you ensure your child has the opportunity to develop language on par with children who have no hearing loss.

Reach Us

Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221


Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.