Regional Infant Hearing Program
serving infants with hearing loss and their families in West Central Ohio
The Regional Infant Hearing Program follows up on newborn hearing screenings from hospitals when
additional evaluation and/or services are needed.  Each family will meet with a trained and SKI*HI certified
Outreach Specialist who will individualize  services to meet their specific needs which could include any or
all of the following:

- support and advocacy as critical decisions are made for your children

- providing unbiased opinions about services, resources and communication options

- home visits or visits at a location of your choice

- assistance with enhancing language development and building communication and pre-reading skills

- full, objective information on hearing and hearing loss, assistive listening devices, Cochlear
Implants          and the wide range of communication options available


- information about and referrals for audiology, speech and language therapy, school programs
and              community resources in the family's area

- the option of working with a Deaf Mentor

- opportunities to meet and share with other families and the Deaf community

If you know of a family who has a child less
than 3 years of age who is deaf, hard of
hearing, or who has a cochlear implant,
please refer them to RIHP or contact us
directly at:

(937) 474-8351
mvaught@dcrcohio.com
The Regional Infant Hearing Program (RIHP),
is available to families at no cost.

To be eligible for services from RIHP:

Families must reside in Montgomery, Preble, Darke, Miami, Shelby, Logan,
Champaign, Clark or Greene County  


Children must be between the ages of birth and three (3) years old and identified
as having some degree of hearing loss including children who are Deaf,
hard-of-hearing, have Cochlear Implants, or have a hearing loss with other
challenges

Children must be enrolled in Help Me Grow  


The Regional Infant Hearing Program is
a joint project  of the Ohio Department
of Health,
Help Me Grow,
Communication Services for the
Deaf of Ohio (CSD of Ohio) and Deaf
Community Resource Center (DCRC).
Funded by a grant from the
Ohio Department of Health
Our mission is to provide support and
advocacy to families who have infants
identified as having hearing loss
Tannor is one of our RIHP children shown here at 1 1/2 years old
Deaf Community Resource Center, Inc.
serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and their Families
The Mission of the Deaf Community Resource Center
is to be a safe haven where services are provided for
Deaf with Hard of Hearing and hearing allies
Deaf Community Resource Center, Inc.
Families
The Mission of the Deaf Community Resource Center is to
be a safe haven where services are provided for the Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, and their families by the Deaf with Hard of
Hearing and hearing allies
serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and their Families
RESOURCES

www.akronchildrens.org/fin  
Family Information Network (FIN) offers FREE special topic
Webinars for families of children with delays or disabilities
birth through age 5 and the professionals who serve them.

www.jtc.org
John Tracy Clinic- An educational center for children with
hearing challenges and their families.

www.nad.org
National Association of the Deaf- A wealth of information
related to deafness and hearing loss.

www.signingtimekids.org
Sign language materials designed to teach signs used in
everyday conversation for children and families.

www.handsandvoices.org/chapters/ohio.htm
Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with
children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias
around communication modes or methodology. We're a
parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families
with the resources, networks, and information they need to
improve communication access and educational
outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities,
parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are
focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to
reach their highest potential.

www.aslpro.com
Video sign language dictionary, ASL Learning Tools,
Quizzes, Store, and more

www.asha.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website

www.agbell.org
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. Mission: Advocating Independence through
Listening and Talking!