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Join the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) and share in the richness of the AG Bell experience. Get the information, resources, and peer-to-peer support you need to meet today's opportunities and challenges in supporting individuals with hearing loss with confidence.
Benefits of Membership
AG Bell Publications
- Volta Voices — actionable and useful articles on a wide range of clinical, educational or professional topics for professionals in the field of listening and spoken language (6 issues per year).
- The Volta Review — the preeminent scholarly journal in the field of hearing loss and listening and spoken language. Research focuses on speech and language development, hearing technology, educational outcomes and early intervention(4 issues per year).
- AG Bell Update— member newsletter keeps you up-to-date on professional, personal and legal developments (24 issues per year, online).
- LSL Leading Edge – an exclusive benefit for AG Bell professional members, this e-newsletter focuses on professional issues and intervention strategies for the classroom and clinic. Get the latest professional news and resources and member profiles.
Books, Media, and Programs
Books and other professional resources on early intervention, spoken language and auditory development, auditory-verbal therapy and educational issues. The AG Bell Bookstore focuses exclusively on publications that support the professional development and preparation of professionals in the area of listening and spoken language.
AG Bell's continuing education programs, including the AG Bell Convention and the Listening and Spoken Language Symposium, provide groundbreaking information, state-of-the-art resources, and new ways of supporting individuals with hearing loss. AG Bell also provides you with high quality training programs, materials, and continuing education opportunities.
Advocacy and Support
AG Bell members are an integral part of AG Bell's advocacy efforts to advance public policy initiatives that will advance listening and spoken language for children and adults with hearing loss, as well as the professionals who serve them. AG Bell works in coalition with a wide range of organizations that represent professionals and consumers in the field of hearing loss and is a major voice in Congress, the courts, and federal regulatory agencies. AG Bell supports important policy initiatives reauthorization of EHDI, hearing aid tax credit, state hearing aid insurance legislation, and other issues.
Peer Networking and Leadership Opportunities
AG Bell's 30 state chapters, special project committees and leadership opportunities make you part of the most extensive network of professionals, individuals and family members who support listening and spoken language today. AG Bell provides a wide range of opportunities for members to serve in leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.
Up-to-the-Minute Access via the Web
At the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center, you can get the latest updates on news in listening and spoken language, participate in AG Bell's social media outlets, join or renew your membership, register for professional development events, and order books and other quality resources.
Discounts on Educational Resources
AG Bell members enjoy savings of up to 15% on all AG Bell publications and discounts on professional development events, including the AG Bell Biennial Convention.
AG Bell's Online Job Board
Register your resume, view job postings, and apply for jobs — all on AG Bell's Online Job Board, the only job board devoted exclusively to positions in the field of listening and spoken language.
Need More Information?
For additional information on the member benefits listed above, contact us at 202-337-5220 or email us.