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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.

DEAFNESS AND HEARING IMPAIRMENT

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.

LEGAL ISSUES/RESOURCES

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.

PARENTING AND DISCIPLINE

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.

ORGANIZATIONS, WEBSITES AND TELEPHONE RESOURCES

711 – is a relay service from your landline or cell phone to call a deaf or hard of hearing person.

i711.com – 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
asdc@deafchildren.org
www.deafchildren.org

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

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

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
clearinghouse.infotogo@gallaudet.edu

Sorenson Video Relay Service-www.sorenson.com; 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  www.purple.us.  This service is very much like Skype, which is another free downloadable software (www.skype.com) that can be used by anyone, hearing or deaf.

For specific resources in your state, go to www.clercenter.gallaudet.edu

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