The Pacific Northwest is more than snow-capped mountains, winding rivers, a wildly exciting coast, world class cities and endless rural beauty. It also has a rich history of stellar listening and talking learning opportunities for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families, delivered by inspired hearing professionals in both public and private settings, and reinforced by adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, supporting each other and providing life-changing role models for young families. Oregon and Washington are now represented by the Pacific Northwest chapter of AG Bell. Our dynamic chapter builds and engages the deaf and hard of hearing communities through social activities, monthly parent chats, legislative advocacy, and financial aid for professionals who work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.



We are a community of families, adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, and hearing professionals who support listening and spoken language communication for those that choose it.


Pacific Northwest Chapter AG Bell (PNW AGB)

Representing families, adults who are dhh and hearing support professionals in Oregon and Washington. PNW AGB offers the following supports and opportunities:

  • Monthly Parent Chats (Zoom)
  • Family-centered activities
  • Person to person outreach, engagement and support
  • Legislative Advocacy in support of insurance for hearing devices, accessibility, and Listening and Spoken Language services and education
  • Young adult online and in-person groups and social activities (coming soon)
  • Professional scholarships for listening and spoken language certification as well as Continuing Ed credits, mentoring, professional development workshops
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Social media outreach

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2022 Events

September 27, 2022

Coffee Chat for Families of Kids with Hearing Loss

Join us for an online social to meet other families with children with hearing loss.

When: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST

October 14, 2022

Teacher Training Day Workshop: Promoting Positive Behavior

In Person Event – Full day event at Tucker Maxon – Join us to learn critical, research-based strategies that promote positive and productive behaviors in children in the classroom or clinical setting. Our expert speaker will walk us through management that addresses complex behavior and the steps it takes to insure those behaviors lessen or diminish.

When: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST

October 14, 2022

Teacher Training Day Workshop: Critical Classroom Strategies

Virtual Event - Join us for helpful information and practical strategies that will foster social-emotional competence for young children with hearing loss in the classroom and/or clinic setting.

When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST





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.

We’re very excited about extending AG Bell’s presence in Oregon, providing educational, health, technological, and legislative advocacy for children and adults. And best of all, there are great people to meet.

Please consider joining our leadership team. Contact Chapter President, Janet Weil here for information and volunteer opportunities.


Past Events