Alexander Graham Bell Association

3417 Volta Place, NW

Washington, DC 20007

2023375220 (V/TTY)



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

8006388255 (V/TTY)



This site includes information on cochlear implants that can be found directly at: and

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


Fax: 202952782



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

8002411044 (V)

8002411055 (TTY)



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

2124346650 (V)


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.