1 in 10 people have a hearing loss. Do you or does a person you know have a hearing loss? Are you curious about hearing loss in general? Read the facts.
Do you think that you may have a hearing loss? Take the test.
Speech and Language
Read about schools and centers in California that focus on the Auditory-Oral Method and Auditory Verbal Therapy.
Find out where you can take a class to gain this skill or brush up on your current skills.
Sign Language Classes/Interpreters
Find out where you can take ASL classes and find interpreters for your class or event.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Learn about the uses of different assistive listening devices and how you can get your own.
If you have a severe to profound hearing loss, you may qualify to get a cochlear implant. Find out the benefits of having a cochlear implant.
Whether your loss is mild, moderate, severe, or profound, hearing aids may help you more than you think. Read more about the different kinds there are and how they might benefit you.
Real-Time Captioning (CART)
A popular service used by many deaf and hard of hearing people, this verbatim method of transcription is on the rise today. Find out how you can use it and be an advocate.
Fewer deaf and hard of hearing people are going to the movies today. Where can we find captioned films and how can be be better advocates for them?
Television and Internet Captioning
If your TV is larger than 13?, by law, you should have captions on it. However, with the popularity of the Internet, we are seeing more programs broadcast online. Which programs can we access and how can we make our own accessible as well?
You are your best advocate for which communication device you use: video relay service, captioned telephones, amplified telephones, or instant messaging. Find out which ones are getting the most buzz these days.
Read more about Early Hearing Detection and Intervention and why it’s important to get babies’ hearing tested.
Infants and Children
If your child was born deaf or hard of hearing or lost his/her hearing before the age of 2, these resources may help you in making decisions regarding communication.
Welcome to Holland
Read one mother’s experience in raising a child with a disability.
A list of prominent national organizations and Calfornia based organizations that serve the deaf and hard of hearing.