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​​​​​​My Baby’s Hearing

My Baby’s Hearing is a website for parents whose baby has been identified as deaf or hard of hearing. The website offers information on hearing loss, hearing testing (including newborn hearing screening), hearing aids, language, learning and parent-to-parent resources. My Baby’s Hearing was created with support from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Visit

Roots & Wings

All parents want to provide their children with safe and loving environments so that they can grow roots to become strong. Parents also want to offer their children the best educational opportunities so they can one day take flight to become whomever they wish to become. Roots and Wings​ is a weekend experience designed for families of newly-identified children with hearing loss. It is created with the goal of offering an enjoyable weekend where families can spend time together while learning about hearing loss, networking with others, exploring communication options and discovering educational possibilities. Roots & Wings is offered to families at no cost through the collaborative efforts of the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, Hands & Voices, Nebraska Regional Programs for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Nebraska Hands & Voices

Nebraska Hands and Voices is part of a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are​ deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. It is a parent-driven, parent-professional collaborative group without bias toward communication modes and methods. This organization’s membership includes those who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families who communicate using a variety of methods, including spoken language, sign language, or cued speech. Nebraska Hands & Voices exists to help children reach their highest potential. Visit

DLD and Me is a resource website created by Boys Town National Research Hospital along with collaborators from several institutions. The goal of the website is to raise awareness about developmental language disorder (DLD) and to offer support and resources for parents, teachers and individuals impacted by DLD.


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