Deafness and Hard of Hearing

West Virginia Resources

National Resources

  • ASLdeafined
    Offers an interactive sign language website with lessons, games, activities, and a personalized progress chart. It has over 2200 videos in the dictionary which continues to grow.
  • Fairview Learning Network
    Fairview Learning is dedicated to helping individuals maximize their reading skills. Specific strategies, materials, programs, and assessments have been developed to jumpstart the reading skills of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
  • Hands and Voices
    Hands and Voices is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.
  • Hands & Voices FL3 Center - Off to a great Start
    Hands & Voices FL3 Center’s newest resource for families, Off to a Great Start, is an interactive webpage that explores resources to support the early intervention journey for families of children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH). This new resource aims to provide families with family-friendly resources and support Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs in increasing the number of DHH infants enrolled in early intervention services by no later than six months of age.
  • Handspeak – Sign Language Online
    A sign language resource.
  • iCanConnect
    If you have significant combined vision and hearing loss and meet federal income guidelines, iCanConnect can provide you with free communication technology and training to stay connected with family and friends.
  • Lions Clubs International Affordable Hearing Aid Program
    Lions are providing high-quality, low-cost hearing aids through the Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project (AHAP), a project of Lions Clubs International Foundation. Lions AHAP is dedicated to helping provide aids to people who could not otherwise afford them.
  • National Association of the Deaf
    The 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."
  • National Association of the Deaf – Information about Health Care Providers
    Provides information about laws and requesting accommodations related to access to medical care to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
    RID is a national membership organization representing the professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who can hear. Interpreters serve as professional communicators in a vast array of settings such as: churches, schools, courtrooms, hospitals and theaters, as well as on political grandstands and television.
  • Ski*Hi Preschool Program
    a home-based preschool/parent education program for deaf and hard of hearing children.
  • So the World May Hear
    A project of the Starkey Foundation. Starkey Hearing Foundation has helped hundreds of thousands to hear better.
  • Starkey Hearing Foundation Hear Now Program
    Hear Now is a national non-profit program that helps people who are deaf or hard of hearing get hearing aids if they have no other resources. Hear Now also collects hearing aids for recycling purposes.
  • Verizon Assistive Technologies for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
     Hearing assistive technologies (HATs) are used to assist people with hearing disabilities in their day-to-day tasks and needs. HATs vary greatly and can fulfill many functions, depending on the situation and the needs of the individual person. For example, some HATs may help a person with a hearing aid focus on a specific sound to the exclusion of other auditory stimuli, whereas others might provide captions, or visual alerts for events signaled by sound (such as doorbells).