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Join the AG Bell Community

This is the lifelong home for children who are deaf or hard of hearing as they become teens and adults with hearing loss. Their families and friends can learn what they need to know to help their child succeed, and the professionals who work to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk will find the latest information, resources and training through AG Bell.

Become a member and gain access to a wide range of activities, resources, tools and expertise for hearing, speech and education professionals. Students and professionals in our field are invited to join as professional members and receive even more great benefits!

New benefits are being added all the time. Join now and receive all the latest news, discounts, benefits and tools! Invite a friend to join for free!



As a free Friends and Family member, the benefits you’ll receive are:

Resources for Families

Find proven techniques for success with Listening and Spoken Language. Take advantage of opportunities to get involved in AG Bell committees, task forces, councils and support groups.

Financial Support

Learn how AG Bell can help your family with the costs of hearing technology, therapy, education, and skill building.

AG Bell Chapters

Take advantage of in-person activities, information exchanges and much-needed care and support in your community through a network of AG Bell’s state chapters. As an AG Bell member, you will automatically become a member of your state’s chapter. Meet professionals excelling in the listening and spoken language field, learn from the experiences of people who have traveled this road before you, and help promote awareness that children who are deaf and hard of hearing can learn to hear and talk!

Special Discounts and Benefits

As an AG Bell member, you’ll have access to a customized offering of special discounts on travel, restaurants, retail shops and events that are local to you and expand globally.

Volta Voices / Voces de Volta

Our award-winning magazine comes directly to you four times a year with in-depth stories and information on growing up and living with hearing loss. This is a great tool to help anyone learn more about how to support and guide children on their journey to Listening and Spoken Language. Voces de Volta, the Spanish edition, is available online.

AG Bell Enews

Don’t miss a single announcement of what’s going on with Listening and Spoken Language! Our weekly email newsletter includes the latest news and developments in hearing research, communication access, professional development, and advocacy efforts.

Leadership Opportunities For Teens (LOFT)

Teens are invited to build up their self-advocacy and leadership skills through AG Bell’s Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) program.

Advocacy and Guidance

Learn how to ask for what your child needs to succeed through our online Parent Advocacy Training program and Listen-Learn-Link New Parent Hotline.

Become a Member

Click here to learn more about AG Bell’s family membership.


A SPECIAL OFFER FOR
EAST COAST MEMBERS!



As a TD Bank customer, you can make a special gift to AG Bell at no cost to you! If you already bank with TD or if you open a new account, bring our special code AH819 to your local branch and TD Bank will make a gift to AG Bell on your behalf!







As a professional member, the benefits you’ll enjoy are:







Volta Voices / Voces de Volta AG Bell’s award-winning, quarterly magazine in English and Spanish (Spanish online only)


The Volta Review AG Bell’s peer-reviewed, online professional research journal


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) As part of discounted registration rates to AG Bell’s symposia and other events


Professional publications At member-discounted prices, including AG Bell’s blogs


LSL Leading Edge An exclusive bi-monthly e-newsletter for AG Bell professional members





AG Bell eNewsletter A weekly electronic publication packed with the latest news and developments in hearing health and the listening and spoken language field


$100 off Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®) exam fees


Access to AG Bell’s network Of state chapters located throughout the United States


Opportunities to get involved in AG Bell Committees, task forces, councils and other venues for members to interact and contribute meaningfully


Special discounts and benefits With access to a customized offering of special discounts on travel, restaurants, retail shops and events that are local to you and expand globally.







Become a Member
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Are you a teacher of the deaf, speech-language pathologist or audiologist, or studying to become one? Click here to learn more about AG Bell’s professional membership.


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
Fax: 202-337-8314

[email protected]

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.