Hearing First Communities

At Hearing First, we are an online connection point for families and professionals teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk through Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).

We provide awareness of the listening, talking, and literacy possibilities for children with hearing loss, educational resources, and learning experiences so families and professionals can advance their LSL knowledge and understanding, and online communities to help members connect with other adults who share their experience.

Whether you’re a professional helping children learn to listen and talk, or a family member on the LSL journey, we invite you to connect in a Hearing First community today!

Please note that at this time the Hearing First communities are in an English language format.

Family Support Community

Family Support Community (FSC)

A virtual space for parents and families of children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and talk on the LSL journey. In the FSC, members share practical tips and advice, download helpful resources, and expand their community of support to power potential for their child on the LSL journey.

Meet other parents who have navigated the LSL journey and are celebrating their child’s accomplishments.

Find parent-friendly resources and downloadable handouts.

Hear direct LSL advice and tips from real people, in real time.

Access Hearing First learning experiences led by top LSL professionals.

My Community friendships provide me with the confidence and reinforcement I need to KEEP GOING (in every aspect of my parenting life!). The more involved I become, the more I realize I could not do it without the Family Support Community! Lydia Hudacsko

Professional Learning Community

Professional Learning Community (PLC)

An online community for Listening and Spoken Language professionals. In the PLC, members expand their knowledge base, advance their practice, and share techniques, strategies, and resources that will help them improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Collaborate with leading professionals in the LSL field.

Download research-based resources and handouts you can use in your LSL practice.

Access Hearing First learning experiences to earn CEUs on your own time for free.

Find information about community member meet-ups at conferences and professional events.

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