Deaf & Hard of Hearing Agencies in MA
The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program has created very useful fact sheets on issues related to hearing loss detection and intervention. Click here to access information on the different types of hearing loss.
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides free advocates for children with hearing loss. These advocates will come to your home to discuss your child’s needs and will assist you in working with your local school to ensure your child has the necessary accommodations for succeed.
Mass. A.G. Bell - provides events and activities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Cochlear Implant Help - is here to help you wherever you are in your cochlear implant journey. Whether you are just starting to research about a cochlear implant online, or are a seasoned user looking for ways to connect to your favorite piece of electronic equipment, Cochlear Implant HELP has what you need.
Sound Foundation for Babies is a habilitation tool supporting parents for the first 12 months following cochlear implantation. The tool consists of 40 self-contained sets of goals (in a week-by-week format) in the areas of audition, receptive language, expressive language and speech, as well as a song and story book.
Sound Foundation for Toddlers follows on from Sound Foundation for Babies, supporting parents through the second year after cochlear implantation. This resource is designed for children of 24 to 36 months of age, who receive their cochlear implant around 12 months of age.