Articles & Documents


Dec28 Wishing You Happy Holidays!

It is my honor and my pleasure to wish you joy throughout the holidays and into the New Year. 
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Dec18 Remembering the Past and Looking to the Future

Today, I write to celebrate the life of Linda Fellendorf. Her bilateral profound congenital deafness diagnosis at age two transformed her life and the rest of the family.
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Nov03 Giving Thanks to AG Bell

  One of the best things I've learned serving our community is how precious communication is and how many different forms it can take.
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Sep01 The Value of Volunteerism: Making an Impact Beyond the Community

The value and benefits of volunteerism and its reach allow us to live happier, more fulfilling lives. Not only does it make a huge impact on our communities, but it also increases the quality of our lives.
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Aug11 Celebrating 21 years of Leadership Opportunities for Teens

Since 1996, more than 440 young people who are deaf and hard of hearing from the U.S. and around the world have attended AG Bell's Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) Program. 
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Dec07 Being the Only Student with a Hearing Loss

My life as the only student who is hard of hearing in my school can sometimes feel like a bottomless pit of confusion. It is not always that bad, but it is a struggle. I miss a lot of sounds. I often don’t even know if I have missed a sound, sometimes at my own expense. My life at school is defined by what I hear, what I don’t hear and how I learn to cope with the differences.
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Dec06 How Does Julie Hear?

Julie seems like any other high school senior. She's stressing over college applications, wishing it was still summer, and planning her next drive with her new license in hand. Julie takes a break from it all to sit down with Hearing Our Way magazine and chat about school, life, and hearing!
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Nov22 Hearing Loss Diagnosis: Do Not Wait

A baby identified with a hearing loss should be fitted with hearing aids (if appropriate) and enrolled in an early intervention program by 6 months of age.
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Oct17 Understanding the Changes to IDEA Part C Regulations

Analysis of the 2011 IDEA Part C Regulations Related to Infants and Toddlers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
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Sep13 Quick Cards to Give to Teachers

 Many teachers in the mainstream setting may not have had a child with hearing loss in their classroom, and while their intentions are always in the best interest of the children, they may benefit from some background information.
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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.