Additional Resources

Sheridan Healthy Hearing encourages you to be proactive when it comes to your baby's hearing, now and as he or she grows and develops. The following websites provide more information about hearing development and resources to help you provide the very best for your baby.

Communicate With Your Child

communicatewithyourchild.org
If your baby fails the hearing test, this is the place to go for the basics. Downloadable brochures and state-specific inserts tell you what to do next and who to contact in your state. Content is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Hands & Voices

handsandvoices.org
A collaboration between parents and professionals, this nation-wide organization provides unbiased information about the different types of communication, assistive devices, early intervention, and special education rights. State-specific chapter information and content in multiple languages are available.

My Baby's Hearing

babyhearing.org
This informative, multi-language site provides answers about screening, follow-up testing, steps after diagnosis of hearing loss, hearing devices, language and speech, and parenting issues. Developed by Boys Town National Research Hospital.

NCHAM
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management – Utah State University™

infanthearing.org
The NCHAM serves as the National Technical Resource Center for all state-based early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs in the United States. It promotes dialogue about issues related to hearing loss in children, including current research, changes in legislation, treatment, and diagnosis.

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

cdc.gov
The CDC offers a comprehensive guide to help parents understand hearing loss. Here you can learn about hearing testing, finding professionals with expertise in serving babies with hearing loss, hearing devices for infants, and family support groups. A list of national organizations and state contacts is also available.

Hearing Loss Association of America

hearingloss.org
This site provides information about how to pursue financing for hearing devices via private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, programs, foundations, and charities. It includes state-specific regulations pertaining to laws covering hearing aids.

Alexander Graham Bell Association For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

listeningandspokenlanguage.org
This is the listening and spoken language knowledge center for children and adults with hearing loss, their families, and the professionals who support them. The information and resources on this site are designed to help families learn how to provide access to communication as early as possible.

American Society for Deaf Children

deafchildren.org
The first organization founded and governed by parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, the American Society for Deaf Children provides support and education while advocating for high-quality programs and services. The first year of membership is free to families with deaf or hard-of-hearing children.