Alexander Graham (AG) Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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All USA Canada:Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon; International
Grants typically ranging from $300 to $2,000 to USA and Canada families of infants and toddlers ages birth through 3 who have been diagnosed with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who are in pursuit of a spoken language outcome for their child. Awards are intended to assist with expenses for services such as auditory support services, speech-language therapy, tuition, etc. Families should be committed to a listening and spoken language outcome for their child or children with hearing loss.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible for this program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
-The child must be three (3) years of age or younger as of December 31, 2014.
-The child must have a documented bilateral hearing loss or auditory neuropathy.
-The child’s hearing loss must be within the moderate to profound range. This means that he child must have an unaided Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 55dB or greater in the better hearing ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz.* Children with cochlear implants meet this eligibility requirement.
-Parents must be committed to and pursuing a listening and spoken language outcome for the child.
-The child and family must reside in the United States (including territories) or in Canada.
-Parents/guardians should be able to clearly outline their need for financial assistance and plans for usage of grant funds.
-This program is for individuals only; organizations are not eligible to apply.
-While membership in AG Bell is not required; preference may be given to AG Bell members.
-Children with unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss or unilateral auditory neuropathy do not qualify.
*This may not apply for children who have been diagnosed with AN. For information on required documentation for AN, please see the "documentation" section on the Application Submission Instructions page of the application packet.
Formula for calculating the PTA: On the unaided audiogram, look at the results for the better hearing ear at 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz and add those four numbers together, then divide that total by four. The result is the Pure Tone Average. To be eligible for this award, the child’s PTA must be 55 or greater.
The deadline for applications is October 7, 2014. All materials MUST ARRIVE together in one package at the address below by 5:00 PM local time on October 7, 2014. No supporting materials will be accepted separately from the application.
Send application package to:
Wendy Will – Parent-Infant Financial Aid
8745 Gary Burns Drive, Suite 160-504
Frisco, TX 75034