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Tax Information: The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to AG Bell are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. AG Bell’s tax identification number is 53-0196644.

Children who depend on therapy to listen and speak need your help.

Across the United States, thousands of babies are born each year with hearing loss. With technology and therapy, they can learn to hear and talk. But not every family has access to the tools and therapy their child needs. Every month that a child misses out on therapy sessions, they fall further and further behind. Help us get resources to these families in need by donating to AG Bell today.


Kids need our help from cradle to career.

Even with technology and therapy, children who are deaf and hard of hearing face difficulty in hearing and understanding lessons in school. As they grow, they are often presented with social challenges which can lead to isolation just as they are transitioning into middle school and adolescence. As they approach adulthood, teens need guidance and support in learning to speak up for themselves to get the accommodations they need, and they need connections to role models and friends who understand how they feel. AG Bell provides programs and support for children throughout their growing years. Help us ensure that they can continue to thrive.


Lost jobs = Lost hearing and speech.

Early access to sound is key, but unfortunately parents who struggle economically are having to make difficult decisions. No family should have to choose between paying for essential items or helping their child learn to hear and talk. Help us support families in need by donating to AG Bell today.

Your gift makes a difference every day in the life of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Leave Your Legacy through AG Bell

Everyone wants to be remembered. As a supporter of AG Bell, you will be recognized for the many lives you change, the futures you make possible, and the voices that sing, read bedtime stories, speak up and teach others how to overcome challenges.

To learn more about how to Leave Your Legacy through AG Bell, call us confidentially at 202-204-4678.

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.


Core Values 


Empowering and Respectful. We empower families to make informed choices, support all choices, value the contributions of those who are deaf and hard of hearing and advance leaders who are reflective of the communities we serve.

Forward-Thinking and Innovative. We appreciate AG Bell's heritage while actively anticipating and adapting to the changing environment, promoting access to technology and valuing visionary leadership.

Inclusive and Supportive. We are dedicated to listening and spoken language, and devoted to promoting a supportive, inclusive environment for all who are deaf and hard of hearing. 

Dependable and Knowledgeable. We strive each day to uphold our reputation for providing evidence-based, reliable, and accurate information about listening and spoken language.


Goals 

Families and Children - We will provide families with a wide array of resources that support them in raising independent and successful children, including access to services through legislation and regulatory activities, early diagnosis and intervention, opportunities for socialization and peer support for youth as they transition to adulthood.

Adults Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing - We will connect adults who are deaf and hard of hearing and build a community enabling them to work together to advance equal access, as well as increase awareness of technology that benefits them.

Professionals - We will provide professional development, credentialing opportunities, awareness-building tools, and comprehensive support to advance the theory and application of listening and spoken language for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The Public - We will transform the public perception of deafness and teach the world that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk.


How AG Bell has helped families in need.

Financial strain caused by the global pandemic forced many families to delay their child’s auditory needs. Many postponed implantation surgeries, canceled medical appointments, and missed out on therapy sessions to pay for necessities such as housing, food, and other bills. No family should ever have to make this choice.

Your donation will help a child who is deaf or hard of hearing receive the support, education and medical attention they need. Donate now and give the gift of sound.

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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

info@agbell.org

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.