National Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Resource Directory

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National Deaf and Hard of Hearing Organizations



ADARA strives to be the leader among professional organizations in transforming the paradigm of rehabilitation of Deaf people to enhancing the quality of life with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This intent will be achieved through a balanced approach of consumerism and professionalism and will require the organization to continually examine the fundamental philosophies and attitudes that manifest themselves in the image of the organization and the configuration of the membership.

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We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss; public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.

Visit AGBell
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AADB is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. “Deaf-blind” includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss. Our membership consists of deaf-blind people from diverse backgrounds, as well as family members, professionals, interpreters, and other interested supporters.

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ASLTA is a national professional organization of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies teachers. Our mission is to perpetuate, preserve, and promote American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching. Membership in ASLTA is open to teachers of ASL, Deaf Studies and related professions including individuals who support the goals of the organization.

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ASDC is the premier source of information for people who must make decisions about deaf children: providers, educators, legislators, and advocates.

Visit ASDC
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel and students.

Visit ASHA
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The Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an organization of university professors who prepare teachers for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our conference occurs annually at various cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is well-attended by university faculty, candidates for doctoral degrees, field venders, and sign language interpreters.

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The mission of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults is to support the empowerment of deafened people. Late-Deafened Adults are people who have lost the ability to understand speech with or without hearing aids after acquiring spoken language. ALDA’s communication philosophy is “Whatever Works!” – sign language, lipreading, cochlear implants, hearing aids, written notes or gestural communication.

Visit ALDA


BH Logo is brought to you by a team of professionals at Boys Town National Research Hospital. We are Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Deaf, Geneticists, and Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Visit Baby Hearing
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Congratulations. With the click of a mouse, you’ve taken the first step on the road to a better quality of life. Almost 40 million Americans have hearing loss. For most, recognizing and addressing it can be hard. It takes time. It takes courage. But you’re certainly not alone. This website is our effort to help you on your journey to better hearing. We’re certain that the trip will be well worth your while.

Visit BHI
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Boys Town National Research Hospital

While ministering to the homeless on the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, Father Edward Joseph Flanagan developed a lifelong interest in young people and their struggle to grow into responsible, productive members of society. Today, with your help, we continue Father Flanagan's mission of saving children and healing families.

Visit Boys Town National Research Hospital


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CODA strives to achieve our mission via conferences, retreat, publications, scholarships, resource development, and fundraising to enrich the experience of CODAs.

Visit CODA
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CEASD provides an opportunity for professional educators to work together for the improvement of schools and educational programs for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The organization brings together a rich composite of resources and reaches out to both enhance educations programs and influence educational policy makers.

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Conference of Interpreter Trainers is a professional organization dedicated to laying the educational foundations for interpreters to build bridges of understanding. While focused primarily on interpreters working between American Sign Language and English, we welcome educators who work with other languages, whether signed or spoken.

Visit CIT

The Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID) offers teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and other educators professional development and networking opportunities to promote student learning.

Visit CAID


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The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community"). This is "the place" to find the most comprehensive and accurate information about this unique community.

Visit DQRC
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Deaf Women United (DWU) provides leadership to and empowers Deaf women all over the country by the creation of a support system that will enhance their lives. Deaf Women United (DWU) is committed to continuing a community of support of Deaf women from all walks of life.

Visit DWU
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Our mission is to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning through described and captioned educational media. The goal of the DCMP is for accessible media to be an integral tool in the teaching and learning process for all stakeholders in the educational community, including students, educators and other school personnel, parents, service providers, businesses, and agencies.

Visit DCMP


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Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We are non-biased about communication methodologies and believe that families can make the best choices for their child if they have access to good information and support. Our membership includes families who communicate manually and/or orally. From American Sign Language to cochlear implants, our organization represents people from all different approaches to, and experiences with, deafness or hearing loss.

Visit HV
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The Hearing Loss Association of America is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss. It is the third most prevalent chronic health condition in older adults, after arthritis and heart disease, making it an issue of national concern. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.

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Giving people who are blind, visually-impaired or deaf-blind the tools to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.

Visit HKNC


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The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (LCNDEC) is a division of Gallaudet University and is located on its campus in Northeastern Washington, DC. The primary purpose of the Clerc Center is to fulfill the national mission of improving the quality of education afforded to deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through age 21 across the country.

Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.



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We are a non-profit organization of trilingual (Spanish, English and American Sign Language) interpreters in the United States who work in communities and settings where Spanish is prevalent. As interpreters, we regularly work with American Sign Language (ASL), Puerto Rican varieties of ASL, Spanish, and English. Our work is often called “trilingual interpreting.” We are not an interpreting agency, though we serve as a resource for trilingual interpreting matters and a professional organization to advance various aspects of trilingual interpreting. We also support opportunities for trilingual interpreter professional development.

Visit Manos a Manos


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To promote excellence and empowerment and the continued growth of among Africans in Diaspora/Black professionals in the field of sign language interpreting in the context of a multicultural/multi-lingual environment.

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NADC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to define and address the cultural, political, and social issues experienced by Asians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. NADC is strengthened by the diversity of its members and organizations that represent various geographic regions, languages, religions, cultures and generations. NADC will also strive to provide education, empowerment, and leadership for its respective members and organizations.

Visit NADC
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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more – improving the lives of millions of deaf and hard of hearing Americans.

Visit NAD
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The National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. Black deaf leaders were concerned that Black Deaf and hard of hearing Americans are not adequately represented in leadership and policy decision-making activities affecting their lives so they established NBDA in 1982.

Visit NBDA


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The Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) is a nonprofit organization established in 1977. The purpose of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf Gays and Lesbians to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf Gay and Lesbian citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.

Visit RAD
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The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.

Visit RID


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Our mission is to provide education, information & referral, and training about American Indians, Alaska natives and First Nations Indians who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of hearing and late-deafened to tribal councils, family members and other interested parties in order to improve the social, educational, vocational, health and spiritual well-being of the population.

Visit Sacred Circle


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Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., (TDI) is a consumer advocacy organization that provides leadership in achieving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for the communication needs of 48 million Americans who are deaf and hard-of-hearing every day and during emergencies. TDI publishes the TDI World magazine and the TDI National Directory & Resource Guide, also known as the Blue Book, since 1968. In odd numbered years, TDI hosts a biennial conference where consumers, industry leaders, and government officials gather to discuss accessibility trends in technology.

Visit TDI


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USA Deaf Sports Federation is the official governing body of the United States representation in the Deaflympics Games. For 70 years, USADSF has produced national champions, international record-breakers, and hundreds of Deaflympic medalists.