EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
When Lea Tsukimura was identified as Deaf at birth, her parents Betsy and Aya were worried about what that meant for their family. Would she be able to succeed in school? Could she have the same opportunities as other children? Would she ever understand how much they love her? Luckily for them, Betsy and Aya found and enrolled in the Parent-Infant Program at Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center where they and Lea are taught American Sign Language, as well as techniques for communicating in English.
DEAF & HARD OF HEARING ISSUES
Advocacy services for Deaf women who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault
Provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.
A strong community of sign language interpreters providing the best match for your communication need.
California State University, Northridge: National Center on Deafness
The National Center on Deafness at California State University in Northridge. It is a program that ensures Deaf and hard of hearing students have full access to all of the college programs. Currently, the college enrolls more than two hundred Deaf students per semester.
Deaf Blind Service Center (DBSC)
Provides information, referral, and advocacy services to people in the DeafBlind community.
Provides research information about deafness.
Scroll down to “Hearing Impairment” to find specific scholarships for students with hearing loss.
Provides undergraduate and graduate programs for Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students.
Gathers and analyzes data concerning the demographic and academic characteristics of Deaf and hard of hearing populations, primarily to provide information needed by educators in the field.
Offers college scholarship opportunities for grads with hearing loss (and others).
Provides information, referral, and advocacy services to people in the Deaf community.
World’s first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Maintains a comprehensive information and referral system for Deaf and hard of hearing people around the state.
Promotes, protects and preserves the rights and quality of life of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the state of Washington.
Encourages and promotes educational, economic, and social welfare and defends the rights of DeafBlind citizens.
HEARING HEALTH, TINNITUS, & HEARING AIDS
Information about hearing, tinnitus, hearing aids, how to understand your audiogram, what you should know about hearing loss, newborn hearing screening, and help you to locate an audiologist in your area.
Provides information about hearing and balance disorders and diseases, testing and treatment, and help you to locate an audiologist in your area.
Provides information about tinnitus and treatment options.
Online information source on hearing, causes and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, hearing aids, cochlear implants, hearing aid batteries, and all other audiology and hearing health topics.
This is the Washington branch, formerly Washington State Association – Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (WASA-SHHH), a non-profit membership-driven organization dedicated to the well-being of all individuals with hearing loss.
VIDEOS & RESOURCES
American Sign Language (ASL)
Amy and Ariele from Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center Seattle office teach you some fun Valentine’s Day-themed ASL signs.