The National Association of the Deaf
The National Association of the Deaf is the oldest and largest organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of deaf and
hard-of-hearing Americans. The NAD supports the right
of parents to make fully informed decisions on behalf of their deaf
children and stresses the importance of early visual language
Ms. Bloch, who has been deaf since birth, is fluent both in spoken and
written English as well as American Sign Language.
Fmr. Executive Director,
Alexander Graham Bell Association
The Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
is one of the world's largest advocacy organizations for pediatric hearing loss and oral/auditory training for the deaf. The organization advocates use of the cochlear implant for suitable candidates.
Ms. Sorkin, who received a cochlear implant in 1992, has advised hundreds of families about the medical device.