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Newborn Hearing Screening

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Where can I get more information about hearing loss to help my infant/child?

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)

Voice: (435) 797-3584
Email:mail@infanthearing.org
Internet:www.infanthearing.org

Description: The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM - pronounced "en-cham") at Utah State University is to ensure that all infants (newborns) and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention. NCHAM receives funding from federal, state, and private sources to conduct research, develop training materials, provide training and technical assistance, and disseminate information about early identification and management of hearing loss.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (A.G. Bell)

Voice: (202) 337-5220
TTY: (202) 337-5221
Toll-free: 1-800-HEAR-KID (1-800-432-7543)
Email:info@agbell.org
Internet:www.agbell.org

Description: A nonprofit, membership-based information center on hearing loss. Focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals, and other interested parties. Information available to parents includes publications, funding sources, pamphlets, conferences, and scholarship program information.

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

Voice: (717) 334-7922
TTY:(717) 334-7922
Toll-free: 1-800-942-ASDC (1-800-942-2732)
Email:ASDC1@aol.com
Internet:www.deafchildren.org

Description: A nonprofit organization designed to educate, empower and support parents and families of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Helps families find meaningful communication options, particularly through the use of sign language, in their home, school, and community.

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Voice: (402) 498-6511
TTY: (402) 498-6543
Toll-free: 1-800-282-6657
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spital that is internationally recognized for research and treatment of childhood deafness and communication disorders. Programs include the Center for Audiology and Vestibular Services, the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language, and Learning, and the Center for Medical/Surgical Services. Produces videotapes designed to help families learn signs and read effectively with young children who are deaf.

For more information about services in Alaska contact:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health
Alaska Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
Voice: (907) 269-3400
Internet:http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/wcfh/newborn/resources/