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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Organizations

Deaf and hard of hearing organizations in the United States.

Membership in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Organizations
About.com readers share why they joined certain organizations of and for deaf and hard of hearing people, and the benefits they got from joining.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf is one of the oldest organizations for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.

American Association of the Deaf-Blind
The American Association of the Deaf-Blind has helped deaf-blind people for many years. Read a brief profile and an interview with the American Association of the Deaf-Blind.

American Society for Deaf Children
A parents' organization in the United States for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Profile of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), which represents speech pathologists and audiologists.

Association of Late Deafened Adults
Profile of the Association of Late Deafened Adults, a support organization for people who lose hearing when they are no longer youthful.

Children of Deaf Adults
Feature article putting the spotlight on Children of Deaf Adults.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance
Even if organizational philosophies and membership constituencies differ, deaf and hard of hearing organizations do have common interests. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA) combines the forces of all these organizations into one lobbying voice. About.com interviewed Patrick Cooney, a hearing man who is a lobbyist for the DHHA.

Deaf Gay and Lesbian People
A look at the deaf gay and lesbian community.

Deaf Magicians
Deaf people who study or perform magic have their own international organization.

Deaf Native Americans
Feature article on the small native american deaf community on the internet.

Deaf Seniors of America
Deaf Seniors of America is a growing organization, working to improve the living circumstances of deaf senior citizens.

Deaf Women United
Deaf women, and their organizations, books, and social services.

Deaf Youth of America
Profile of Deaf Youth of America, a newly established organization for young deaf teenagers.

Hands & Voices
Profile of Hands & Voices, a national organization for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, professionals, and deaf and hard of hearing people themselves.

Hearing Loss Association of America
Feature article putting the spotlight on the Hearing Loss Association of America, formerly known as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People.

Kids of Deaf Adults
Feature article putting the focus on Kids of Deaf Adults.

National Association of the Deaf
Feature article putting the spotlight on the National Association of the Deaf.

National Black Deaf Advocates
Profile of a national organization for African American (black) deaf people.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Profile of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an international organization representing interpreters.

World Federation of the Deaf
Profile of the World Federation of the Deaf

What organizations are there in the deaf community
Brief introduction to national organizations in the deaf community.

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