Other Reading and Online Resources

Families’ preferences for sources of hearing loss information will vary. A few recent publications are listed here to help you get started! Ask other parents and professionals for more suggestions.

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Bodner-Johnson, B., & Sass-Lehrer, M. (Ed.)  The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing  Child. Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes, 2003.

Boystown Language Partners: Building a Strong Foundation [DVD]. Omaha, NE:  Boystown, 2006.

Chute, P. & Nevins, M.E.  The Parents’ Guide to Cochlear Implants. Washington  D.C.:  Gallaudet University, 2002.

Clark, M. A Practical Guide to Quality Interaction with Children Who Have a Hearing  Loss. San Diego, CA:  Plural, 2006.

Cole, E.B., & Flexer, C.  Children with Hearing Loss:  Developing Listening and Talking.  San Diego, CA:  Plural, 2007.  

Cornett, R.O., &., Daisey, M.E., 2nd ed. Cued Speech Resource Book. Bethesda, MD: National Cued Speech Association, 2001.

Estabrooks, W.  Auditory Verbal Therapy and Practice.  San Diego:  Plural, 2006 

Luterman, D. (Ed.)  Children with Hearing Loss.  Sedona, AZ: Auricle, 2006.

Parker, J.N. & Parker, P.M. (Ed.) Hearing Loss - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography,  and Annotated Research Guide to Internet.  San Diego: Icon Health, 2004.

Schwartz, S. (Ed.)  Choices in Deafness:  A Parent’s Guide to Communication  Options 3rd ed.  Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2007.

Thompson, S.A. & Nelson-Metlay, V., Teach Your Tot to Sign: The Parents' Guide to American Sign Language.  Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, 2005.

Waldman, D. & Roush, J.  Your Child’s Hearing Loss:  A Guide for Parents. San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2010..

Online Resources

Parents can search for suggestions and strategies at these sites.  Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement of a specific organization, nor does exclusion mean other sites are not excellent. These links can serve as initial references. 

Advanced Bionics CI Listening Room

AG Bell Association                                                                          

American Society for Deaf Children                                             

ASL Dictionary                                                                                                   

ASL University first 100 signs

Beginnings for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss

Cochlear Americas Parent Resources

Early Hearing Detection Intervention 

Hands and Voices Parent Organization 

Hearing loss websites

John Tracy Clinic

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

MED-EL CI Therapy

My Baby Hearing

National Association of the Deaf Resources

National Cued Speech Association

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance

National Institute on Deafness

Option Schools


Phonak Support for Children

Siemens Children’s Hearing

Zero to Three


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