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Here are a few helpful resources, including books, web sites, and organizations, that are available to people with hearing loss, their families, and professionals.


Bouton, Katherine (2013) Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Americans Can't Hear You.  New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Farley, Cynthia (2002) Bridge to Sound with a “Bionic Ear” Minnesota: Periscope Press.

Freeman, A (2013) What...Me Hard of Hearing? California Psychologist, Nov-Dec 2013

Jacobs, L. (1989). A Deaf Adult Speaks Out. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Matlin, M. (2002) Deaf Child Crossing. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Saks, Oliver (1989) Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Suss, E. (1993) When the Hearing gets Hard.

Whitestone, H. (1997). Listening with My Heart. New York, NY: Doubleday and Company.This autobiography traces Heather Whitestone's life and her reign as Miss America.


Disability Rights Legal Center

National Association for the Deaf, (2002). Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Tucker, B. P. (1997). I.D.E.A. Advocacy for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Question and Answer Book for Professionals and Parents. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group

Pierangelo, R. (2004) The Special Educator’s Survival Guide.( 2nd ed). John Wiley & Sons: San Francisco, Ca.


Adams, John (1988). You and Your Hearing Impaired Child: A Self Instructional Guide for Parents. Washington, D.C., Clerc Books, Gallaudet University Press.

Candlish, Patricia Ann Morgan. (1996) Not Deaf Enough: Raising Your Child Who is Hard of Hearing with Hugs and Humor. Alexander Graham Bell Association.

Chapman-Weston, Denise and Medwid, Daria (1995) Kid-Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press.

Crary, Elizabeth (1984) Kids Can Cooperate. Parenting Press: Seattle.

Dinkmeyer, Don and McKay, Gary (1997) The Parent's Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. Minnesota: American Guidance Service, Inc.

Freed, Alvin and Freed, Margaret (1983) TA for Tots. Rolling Hills Estates: Jalmar Press.

Kurchinka, Mary Sheedy (1998) Raising Your Spirited Child. New York: Harper-Collins.

Marschak, Marc (1997) Raising and Educating a Deaf Child. New York: Oxford University Press.

National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse. (1991). Growing Together: Information for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

Schwartz, S. (Ed.). (1996). Choices in Deafness: A Parent's Guide. (2nd Ed.). Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Turecki, Stanley (2000) The Difficult Child. New York : Bantam Books, 2000.

Whitham, Cynthia (1994) The Answer is No Los Angeles : Perspective Publishers.


711 – is a relay service from your landline or cell phone to call a deaf or hard of hearing person. – this is a great relay service that you can utilize through the internet to call both hearing and non-hearing impaired persons.

American Society for Deaf Children
3820 Hartzdale Drive,
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(866) 895-4206
(800) 942-ASDC V/TTY (Parent Hotline)
(717) 703-0073 V/TTY

Hearing Loss Association of America 
7910 Woodmont Ave.,
Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814

National Association of the Deaf Law Center
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
(301) 587-7730 V/TTY
(301) 587-0234 Fax

National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002-3695
(202) 651-5051 V
(202) 651-5052 TTY
(202) 651-5054 Fax

Sorenson Video Relay; 1-866-FAST-VRS (1-866-327-8877). Hearing customers can also place video relay calls to any deaf or hard-of-hearing person by simply dialing their DirectVP number or a general toll free number with a standard telephone. 

Purple 3 is a videophone and video relay service that is available for any computer. This software can be downloaded from  This service is very much like Skype, which is another free downloadable software ( that can be used by anyone, hearing or deaf.

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