Why AG Bell Utah?
Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) makes it possible for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and talk, which powers language, literacy, and lifetime success. AG Bell Utah is dedicated to promoting and advocating for LSL children and families in Utah.
How you can get involved
We are stronger together! AG Bell is dedicated to supporting and advocating for LSL and the families that it helps. But we can't do it alone. You can help the cause by registering for AG Bell, joining our Facebook group, and attending our events. With your help we can continue to empower Utah children with hearing loss, so join us and get involved today!
The AG Bell private Facebook group offers a safe and supportive place to connect, share and learn from families on a similar journey. Every day, there are lively discussions and uplifting stories. Further, AG Bell currently has chapters in 30 states, made up of volunteers passionate about listening and spoken language.
My diagnosis was a severe-to-profound loss in both ears. A few of the professionals wanted me to learn sign language only. My parents wanted me to continue to use listening and spoken language because I was a very chatty baby, babbling all the time. They were very strong about wanting me to fit in with the "normal" kids and wanting me to communicate with everyone. My audiologist suggested some very good professionals because my parents wanted me to communicate with listening and spoken language and improve as I got older.
Expose yourself to your options, but educate yourself on your desired outcome. Try to keep it simple! I wanted my children to listen and talk so we sought information on the best way to make that happen. We pursued help and guidance that supported our choice.