Montana Center for Inclusive Education

Hearing Conservation Program Audiology and Hearing Online Resources

General Resources

  • Accredited Schools Online
    Deaf or hard of hearing students face a host of unique challenges in the classroom and on campus.  With this guide, we've attempted to highlight those struggles as well as provide helpful advice and showcase resources which may aid the student.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
    One of the oldest and most comprehensive organizations focused on pediatric hearing loss. The Organization also educates the general public about technological advances for the deaf and hearing impaired and advocates legislation.
  • Boys Town National Research Hospital
    Boys Town National Research Hospital is recognized for model programs relating to childhood deafness, language and learning.  The Hospital provides leading edge research in the identification of hearing loss, fitting of hearing aids, and educational materials for hearing impaired children and their parents.
  • Central Institute for the Deaf
    CID is a unique network of resources central to knowledge and the progressive treatment of adult and childhood deafness.
  • CODA - Children of Deaf Adults
    A highly recognized international support group for the hearing children of deaf parents, CODA offers newsletters, a discussion forum, and information about upcoming conversations.
  • College Resources for Students with Disabilities
    With more adaptive technologies and progressive legislature, prospective college students with disabilities have countless resources available to make the transition to higher education less stressful. This guide was created to help these students and their families better understand the resources available to them. Key elements of the guide include a comprehensive overview of the various cognitive, physical, or other types of disabilities students face while attending school and reviews of several technologies and advocate groups available to students who face various disabilities, such as deafness and hardness of hearing.

  • Dangerous Decibles
    Dangerous Decibels has many resources that can be applied in practices, schools and other settings to promote hearing loss prevention, especially in children.
  • Deaf Linx is your resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), and all other related topics. Deaf Linx firmly believes that deafness is not a disability, but a condition that produces a sub-culture that should be celebrated.
  • Deaflife
    Read back issues, take opinion polls on deaf issues and more at this deaf community magazine's website.
  • Deafness Research Foundation
    National organization whose goal is the cure and prevention of all forms of hearing loss.
  • Gallaudet University
    Gallaudet is the world's only university geared specifically to the needs of the deaf. The site includes links to other deaf schools in the United States.
  • HIP Magazine
    The award-winning magazine for deaf children and pre-teens.
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • The NAD advocates the civil rights of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care, social services, and telecommunications.
  • Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
    Welcome to Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH). I hope you will find our website friendly and informative. We are the nation's foremost association representing consumers (26 million people) who are hard of hearing. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for people who are hard of hearing. We are proud of the efforts of our 250 affiliates located in towns like yours and mine advocating, educating and helping one another with hearing loss.
  • Virtual Tour of the Ear
    Augustana College's general resource directory for the deaf and hearing-impaired, with links to sites dealing with everything from cochlear implants to schools for the deaf.

Professional Resources

Cochlear Implant Resources

Sign Language Resources

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Browser
    Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up videos of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.

    This online ASL dictionary, reportedly the largest on the Web, offers 3,090 animated signs, from "accounting" to "Zen".

  • Sign Writing
    This detailed, award-winning site offers extensive information on how to read and write in signed languages.

Telecommunication Resources

  • Telecommuting and Access Issues for the Deaf
    Deaf people can face communication issues, but the advances in technology are helping to make it easier to overcome these issues. In addition to making communication easier, technology can make it easier for interpreters to help deaf people remotely through video conferences or video phones. A list of resources is provided.