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If you are in need of information for your deaf or hard of hearing child or have a concern about your child's hearing, the following resources are listed to provide unbiased information to meet your families' needs.

Need to find a pediatric audiologist?

Early Hearing Detection & Intervention - Pediatric Audiology links to services is a web-based link to information, resources, and services for children with hearing loss. At the heart of EHDI-PALS is a national web-based directory of facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children who are younger than five years of age.

Resource Guide

This Resource Guide is for

  • parents of children with hearing loss,

  • teachers, school administrators, and audiologists, or

  • those related to the community of deaf and hard of hearing individuals


We encourage you to become involved with Louisiana Hands & Voices, a support system for families and professionals. You're not alone, and we can help.


Hands & Voices National


  • A nationwide parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group

  • Unbiased information about communication modes and methods

  • Print Materials available: Resources for communication, assistive devices, early intervention and special education rights

  • State-Specific Chapter Information available


LA Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

  • LA EHDI goal is to ensure that all infants who are deaf or hard of hearing can achieve their maximum potential through early screening, detection and intervention

  • Provides the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Guidelines for Louisiana Hospitals

  • Promotes the national EHDI goals and timelines recommended by the CDC, AAP, JCIH, ASHA, AAA, HRSA/MCHB, NIH/NIDCD and other organizations

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LA Commission for the Deaf


  • Provides accessibility services for persons who are deaf, deaf/blind, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment to ensure full communication access to the world around them

  • Services include telephone relay service, interpreting, assistive technology equipment, hearing aids, information and referral, advocacy and training

Parent Pupil Education Program


PPEP is a non-cost statewide outreach program provided by the Louisiana School for the Deaf for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. To learn more about the services offered and for contact information, see PPEP's Brochure.  

The Bright School

  • Provide services to children with any type of or degree of hearing loss

  • Provide families with unbiased information about all modes of communication

  • Parent Education

  • Support family’s choice of communication and deliver services using their choice

  • Continuous support with Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

  • Monitor child’s expressive and receptive language

  • Support family to enhance communication development during all daily routines

My Baby's Hearing


National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

This guide is a tool to help families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing connect to family-to-family supports focusing on resources at the state-level 

Communicate With Your Child

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • "A Parent's Guide to Hearing Loss"

  • Features programs and services about understanding hearing loss and how hearing is tested; finding professionals with expertise in serving babies with hearing loss; fitting a baby with a hearing device; and family support groups

  • Lists national organizations and state contacts

Hearing Loss Association of America

  • "Financial Assistance: Programs & Foundations"

  • Information about how to pursue financing for hearing devices via private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and charities

  • State Specific information: State regulations pertaining to laws covering hearing aids is provided

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Listening and Spoken Language


  • Offers information about options and considerations on how to select a communication approach for their child

  • Especially useful for families using a listening and spoken language approach

  • Provides information and resources to help families learn how to provide access to communication as early as possible

American Society for Deaf Children


  • Oldest national organization founded by and governed by parents of deaf and hard of hearing children

  • Supports and educates families as well as advocates for high quality programs and services

  • First Year Free membership available for families who have deaf or hard of hearing children

  • "Deaf Autism America" strives to enhance the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children with autism

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