Prevention of deafness and hearing impairment http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/en/index.html Prevention of deafness and hearing impairment
Activities at the World Health Organization for prevention of deafness and hearing impairment assist Member States in reducing and eventually eliminating avoidable hearing impairment and disability through appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures.
Deafness and hearing impairment (WHO) http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs300/en/ Deafness and hearing impairment ... Fact Sheet
Hearing impairment is a broad term used to describe the loss of hearing in one or both ears. There are different levels of hearing impairment ...
National Association of the Deaf (USA) http://www.nad.org/ National Association of the Deaf (USA)
Hearing impairment .. Wikipedia Listing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearing_impairment Hearing impairment .. Wikipedia Listing
A hearing impairment or hearing loss is a full or partial decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds.
Caused by a wide range of biological and environmental factors, loss of hearing can happen to any organism that perceives sound.
Education of Deaf Children – Teacher Preparation http://www.uncg.edu/ses/under/teach.html Education of Deaf Children – Teacher Preparation
The K-12 Hearing Impaired Standard Professional I licensure program provides preparation at the undergraduate level for students planning to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Upon completion of the teacher licensure degree program, graduates are eligible for “A” licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in K-12 Hearing Impaired. Students who transfer into the program may require additional semesters to complete the program.
Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons (CHIP) http://www.hearhear.org/ Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons (CHIP) is a non-profit volunteer organization. It is run by and for hearing-impaired persons who have lost part of their hearing as adults or are late-deafened.
It has catered to the English speaking hearing-impaired community in and around Greater Montreal since 1979; while Institut Raymond-Dewar (IRD) serves the French speaking community.
CHIP’s mandate is to help and encourage the hearing-impaired to increase their quality of life by offering a variety of programs, courses, workshops, and seminars related to the hearing-impaired.
There is a Resource Centre that displays numerous devices that are currently on the market that clients can try at their leisure.
The Deaf Resource Library http://www.deaflibrary.org/ The Deaf Resource Library
The Deaf Resource Library is a virtual library -- an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
While I have a bias towards cultural Deaf models, I have tried to include more material about hard of hearing issues as well.
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