Children with Hearing Loss

Has your child been diagnosed with hearing loss?

  • Talk with your child’s Primary Care Provider: Discuss referrals to see an Ear Nose Throat Specialist (ENT), an Ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and for genetic counseling.
  • Review available resources and support networks: See resources below by region for additional information.

Resources for Children with Hearing Loss:

Shared Plan of Care for Children with Hearing Loss

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Resource Guide Postcard
Spanish and English

Virginia's Resource Guide for Children with Hearing Loss


Communication Methods for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:
American Sign Language, spoken English, and open captions through:
(804) 864-7717 or mailto:

Virginia Deaf Mentor Program

Now seeking families who desire a mentor relationship with a Deaf adult. Deaf Mentors are located throughout the Commonwealth and are trained and certified in SKI HI methodology. The Deaf Mentors offer their experience and guidance on raising a child with hearing loss, empower parents to advocate for themselves and their child, teach ASL and visual communication to parents, children and interested family members and help create a positive and supportive home environment.

The frequency of the meetings with a Deaf Mentor is dependent on individual family needs. Deaf Mentor services are no cost to a family. Meetings can be held in a family's home, at a park or other community based location, or remotely over Zoom.

For more information email the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or call (804) 325-1290.


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