Associations and Organizations
Also known as the AG Bell Association, this is an organization for families and professionals to seek education, resources, and support.
Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation, is dedicated to ensuring that children who are deaf or hard of hearing have opportunities to reach their full listening, speaking, literacy, and academic potential. This mission is achieved through various efforts that include providing resources through their website.
Listening Matters is a non-profit organization serving the Tampa Bay area and dedicated to meeting the auditory and verbal needs of children with hearing loss and their families, where spoken language is the desired outcome. Listening Matters strives to help the families of children with hearing loss navigate the labyrinth of medical, therapeutic, educational, and social issues that accompany the diagnosis.
The Listening Room is rehabilitation and educational resource offered and sponsored by Advanced Bionics and Phonak. The website provides a foundation of interactive and uniquely designed practice activities to maximize the hearing experience.
The American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) is a professional association for speech–language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. It has more than 185,000 members and affiliates. ASHA posted this article on Auditory Processing Disorders.