Hear See Hope

Hear See Hope is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization dedicted to supporting Usher syndrome research and awareness. They create, communicate and gain knowledge of this currently incurable retinal disorder. Donations are directly focused to Usher syndrome research in order to target the needs of researchers and scientists. To learn more about this organization's efforts to prevent, treat and cure Usher Syndrome, please visit Hear See Hope.

The Usher Syndrome Coalition

The Usher Syndrome Coalition's mission is to raise awareness and accelerate research for the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness. The Coalition also provides information and support to individuals and families affected by Usher syndrome.

The Coalition counts a number of leading institutions and researchers among its members. Member institutions bring their expertise and commitment to the work of the Coalition, collaborating with partners and researchers from some of the finest international organizations in the world. The Decibels Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the Usher Syndrome Coalition. For more information, please visit the Usher Syndrome Coalition.

Minute Man Arc for Human Services

The mission at Minute Man Arc is to support people with developmental disabilities throughout their lives.  The Decibels Foundation supports Minute Man Arc's Early Intervention Program for Children with Hearing Loss.  Early Intervention ("EI") is an integrated developmental service, offering both evaluation and therapeutic services to children birth to three years of age for whom there are developmental concerns due to biological, medical or environmental factors.  For more information, please visit Minute Man Arc for Human Services.

Emerson College's Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program

The Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program offers services to young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Communication-focused services are provided at this crucial stage in speech and language development. This involves working directly with the children as well as assisting their families as they prepare for the unique challenges of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.  For more information, please visit the Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program.