Entry Num: 18

Agencies: VOICES (Value Our Innocent Childrenaˆ™s Ear and Speech)

Media: Brochure

Summary: VOICES was founded in 1999 by Melisa Engel, a mother of fraternal twin girls who are hearing impaired. VOICES promotes the identification of hearing loss at birth, provides information to families about parenting issues and service options, supports legislation for universal hearing screening and services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and encourages the inclusion of children who are deaf and hard of hearing in all aspects of community life.

Keywords: Children, Hearing Impaired, Value