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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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:

Resources for Families of Children with Hearing Loss

Virginia families have access to a wide variety of local and national resources when their child is identified as deaf or hard of hearing and the Virginia EHDI Program wants to help connect you. Here you will find a list of agencies and organizations that are dedicated to supporting families of children with hearing loss. Need help finding something specific? Contact us at

Regional Resources 


Parent Perspectives Videos


Questions, comments, concerns? Contact us at VA_EHDIi@vdh.virginia.govQuestions, comments, concerns?

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