Do you need research study participants? Would you be interested in participating or having your child participate in research opportunities? On this page, you can find the following:

  1. Opportunities related to research
  2. A bibliography of recent research studies
  3. Links to some places where larger-scale studies have been or are being conducted that impact children and families.

If you see something missing from this page, please be sure to let us know at info@agbell.org.


Participate in Research

Are you a researcher and interested in obtaining study participants through AG Bell? You may complete the following questions here.

Are you a professional, parent, or individual who is deaf or hard of hearing who is:

       a) Looking for research participants? Submit this form!

       b) Interested in participating in a research study? Current Research Study Opportunities will be available soon! .

       c) Interested in knowing where research is happening? See more info below.



This annotated bibliography has been developed to support AG Bell public policy initiatives. Research has been included 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. The majority of the articles were published in 2012 or later. A few articles published prior to 2012 have been included because of the importance of the research reported.


Where is Research Happening?

Here are some of the places where research about hearing, listening and spoken language are happening.

Research Resources at Your Fingertips  

Advances in listening and spoken language development start with data-driven research. While there are many opportunities now for children with hearing loss who use listening and spoken language communication, there is still much more to be done.
AG Bell has created a central resource page to help those seeking research opportunities, those conducting research and seeking participants, and those searching for a bibliography of studies that support public policy initiatives. This is your one-stop place for research around listening and spoken language development. 
We encourage you to post your research opportunities to our community! This is free and will help everyone benefit from a collaborative approach to ongoing research. Reach out to info@agbell.org with your research opportunity today.

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.