3 out of 1,000 newborns are identified with an unexpected hearing level in the United States.

In Arizona in 2012, about 2 out of every 1,000 newborns were identified with an unexpected hearing level, most within the first 6-months. Half of those infants have a bilateral loss and a majority is identified as having a sensorineural loss.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

My child may be deaf or hard of hearing. What does that mean?

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to my child?

Where can I find ADA related information?

What information can I use to support my request for communication accommodations to ensure effective communication?

How can I file a discrimination complaint?

 Where can I find information on Deaf events in Arizona?

Where can I find Deaf Organizations and Support Groups in Arizona?

Where can I find a list of Sign Language Interpreter agencies?

Where can I find contact information for Vocational Rehabilitation Services?