Status of Hearing Loss in the United States:

  • 36 million Americans have some form of hearing loss
  • 26 million Americans have noise-induced hearing loss that could have been prevented
  • 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or with a hearing loss
  • 60 percent of the people with hearing loss are either in the work force or in educational settings


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association –

Hearing Health Foundation –

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) –

Missouri First Steps –

Kids with Hearing Loss Support Group –

Luke’s Team:

James Forsen, MD (ENT) –

Laurie Preusser, M.Ed., CED (Teacher of the Deaf) –

Margaret Mueller, MD (Pediatrician) –

Megan Cahill, AuD, CCC-A (Audiologist) –

Steven Goodrich, MD (Opthamologist) –

Steven Rothman, MD (Neurologist) –

Luke’s School:

The Moog Center for Deaf Education –


The First 100 Words –

Additional Information:


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