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Hearing Impairment

  • Hearing aids covered for clients age 21 and older beginning January 1, 2019.

  • Many deaf children lack early access to American Sign Language. This woman is harnessing tech to change that. From apps to digital books, Melissa Malzkuhn is dedicated to making ASL accessible — and fun.

  • Hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop communication, language, and social skills. The earlier children with hearing loss start getting services, the more likely they are to reach their full potential.

  • Melissa Malzkuhn on the power of connecting through language.

  • Parents of a child with hearing loss are trained as guides to help families navigate through resource systems, link families with local and national resources, and assist in advocating in health care and school settings.

  • This is a 3 page pdf with contact information for a variety of agencies in Washington state.

  • WSDS is here to assist children who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or deaf-blind, by providing assessment services, training and other support to children, school districts, families and service providers.

  • Dedicated to supporting families by providing non-biased information about communication options and access to services and education.

  • Provides equal access opportunities to effective communication in telecommunications, DSHS, and the daily lives of the people served - Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafPlus, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened community.

  • Helpful resources for parents of children with special needs.