Provides emotional support and access to information for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21. BEGINNINGS provides an impartial approach to meeting the diverse needs of these families and the professionals who serve them. The mission of BEGINNINGS is to inform and empower parents as they make decisions about their child.

Where Do I Start? Resources for parents of children newly identified as deaf or hard of hearing

Establishing a sound foundation for children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Karl White at TEDxUSU

Success in school for kids with hearing loss...great checklist.

Deaf+ Kids: children with hearing loss and additional disabilities

List of books for kids with a hearing loss

Positive Parenting for deaf children

Hearing chart

Super Smart Mama: Raising a Child with Hearing Loss: Getting Hearing Aids

Understanding How Well Your Child Hears with Hearing Aids - written by Pam Millett, PhD for Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss

An example of a person's hearing loss charted on an audiogram. This individual cannot hear the sounds highlighted in red.

Comprehensive website for all things hearing loss!

The American Society for Deaf Children ASDC supports and educates families of deaf or hard of hearing children and advocates for high quality programs and services. ASDC provides services to families and works to improve public policy.

NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator screenshot (small)

I love the idea of hearing aids on dolls, bears, etc. for hearing impaired children.

How deaf children learn : what parents and teachers need to know Summary: In this invaluable guide, renowned authorities Marc Marschark and Peter Hauser highlight important new advances in scientific and educational research that can help parents and teachers of students with significant hearing loss.

boy taking hearing test

Great article for parents to read about their child's hearing!

Dedicated to providing socialization and advocacy training to deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents.

Track your baby's communication milestones with our printable chart.

Sound frequencies - deaf and h-o-h info