Alexander Graham Bell Association
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
A brochure on cochlear implants can be obtained from this organization in addition to a wealth of other resources on deafness and oral education.
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville. MD 20852
This site includes information on cochlear implants that can be found directly at:
and an article on cochlear implants and Deaf identity by Phil Aiello at:
Cochlear Implant Association, Inc. (CIAI)
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC 200152003
CIAI is a nonprofit organization for cochlear implant recipients, their families, professionals, and other individuals interested in cochlear implants. The association provides support and information to anyone interested in information about cochlear implants.
National Association of the Deaf
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The NAD position paper on cochlear implants can be downloaded from this site. This paper subscribes to the NAD’s philosophy of the wellness model upon which “the physical and psychosocial integrity of deaf children and adults is based.” Also available from this site is a special issue of the NAD newsletter, The NAD Broadcaster, January 2001, Vol., No. 1, that is dedicated entirely to the topic of cochlear implants.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892
A cochlear implant information packet can be obtained through this organization’s Web site. Information can be directly downloaded on the topic of cochlear implants and many other topics specific to hearing loss.
Network of Educators of Children with Cochlear Implants (NECCI)
Dr. Mary Ellen Nevins, Cochlear Implant Center
Lenox Hill Hospital
186 East 76th Street
New York, New York 10021
NECCI is an organization primarily composed of educators, audiologists, and speech language pathologists. It publishes a newsletter several times a year. NECCI provides a curriculum workshop about cochlear implants for professionals that also include a special parent component of the program.
Hands & Voices
Hands & Voices is a nationwide, parent driven, nonprofit organization that provides unbiased support to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Support activities and information may include, outreach events, educational seminars, advocacy, lobbying efforts, parent to parent networking and a newsletter.
National University Center for Human Advancement
Institute for Persons Who Are Hard of Hearing or Deaf (IHHD)
Affiliated with the National University for Human Advancement, the IHHD serves the hard of hearing and deaf community, early childhood and regular educators, related professionals, vocational rehabilitation counselors, employers, advisors, and administrators who provide education, healthcare, and service delivery for persons who are hard of hearing and deaf and their families. The IHHD is funded by the U.S. Congress to provide personal preparation, education, career, and leadership training opportunities for the 28 million children and adults who are hard of hearing or deaf.