References and Links 
          by PAM Candlish MLS
"What did you say?" "Eh?" "WHAT did you say?" "MM?" "WHAT DID YOU SAY?" oh "PARDON ME!"

References and Valued Links to Information outside

Information which can be found on other websites is very valuable. A collection of links provides informal guidance for you to find where I get some of my information.      links are the equivalent of the bibliography in the book  or the footnotes on the page.    

I only link to websites which  will link back to me. If you are surfing out, please make a bookmark, or add my url to your favorites list so you can get back to


 Praise and clickable link
Years ago, Denise Berg started building gohear to help parents of deaf or hard of hearing children find the information they need. Denise and I have a mutual admiration society. Her website is superb. She even has quotes from my book interspersed with the other brilliant content.
Jamie Burke, the Deafness guide from has been on the spot for me. The deafness chat is very popular. Originally the Deafness section was meant to be a little for everyone, and has grown like Topsy to the point that there must be intellectual separations. This is not always a a beneficial aspect because we're finally beginning to have peace between the various factions of deaf ,Deaf, and hard of hearing and hearing-impaired. Part of this new understanding is the result of people finally getting together on the Internet, instead of being isolated and angry.   

I make regular contributions to the forums  at and read them.  is the Internet equivalent of a living encyclopedia. Burke writes an excellent column every week which you can receive by e-mail. even if you don't have time to cruise a round and look at anything else,  reading   Burke's column will keep you up-to-date on everything new  in deafness

compiled or guided by Jody Swarbrick is an excellent source of news about all the other problems special children manifest. A good place to start when you have the name of a condition, and less information than you need. It also deals with the parenting issues which arise variably as special kids develop or do not develop.
Looking for advocacy and direction for kids with special needs, this site has excellent information.
We used the auditory-verbal method to teach Reid to talk. VOICE is the Canadian Group which worked to put the A/V method as a choice for every one.
An interesting site from Australia with a psychological eye to the problems of children with hearing losses and auditory processing problems

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the publisher of my book. They have recently added hard of hearing to their title, and are working through what hard of hearing means. They still have stated limitations to their scholarship program by lines on an audiogram, which means they have not yet learned what hard of hearing is.
   "Applicants must have had moderate to profound hearing loss since birth or  before acquiring spoken language, with a 55 dB or greater loss in the better ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000, and 2,000Hz."
Although statistically speaking, hard of hearing people are a large part of our society, they have few rights. Here is a web site which is working hard to improve life for hard of hearing people by standardizing methods of getting hearing aids, improving the knowledge about being hard of hearing, and establishing the right to hear or have assistive technology available, especially in court.
Want to know what the audiologists are up to? Here you will find professional information, and even some on-line courses for someone doing a lot of research. Remember that the evaluation of hearing and the selection of assistive devices is the audiologist's job.
A.G.Bell Association's awareness of the hard of hearing needs is growing, and some very accurate, academically correct information is available. My book Not Deaf Enough is listed in the parenting books.
AVI is the best source of auditory/verbal information.



For information about hearing aids, hearing loss and hearing healthcare, visit

Health On The Net Foundation's
Medical Document Finder
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Limit the display of the HONoured database:

Celia and the honcode team won  an award for this foundation work which establishes standards for health information around the world.

an excellent source of information and support groups. Just click on the graphic.
lots of links to deafness related information at Rochester Institute of Technology Wallace Library.
lots of links to world wide deafness, and multiple disability web sites, pages and organizations. This excellent website is compiled in Singapore. 

This link is to a website by Dr. Michael R. Berman who is developing compassion and greater understanding of the grief parents have when they loose a child or a baby or a fetus, or experience serious illness or serious illness resulting in handicaps, as is often the case with many of the hard of hearing children.

New Book for hohkids
 by Anne Colledge
Falling into Fear
I taught as a peripatetic teacher of the deaf for twenty five years. My book is useful for Special Needs, and teaching history in schools and also to promote discussion about the illness of a parent.

My book is set in north east England. At Beamish Museum, Newcastle, Durham
Cathedral, Hadrian's Wall and Washington Kite Festival.

"Catherine is a young deaf girl. Her Mum is seriously ill, and her Dad has
left home, so she finds herself staying with her grandparents for the summer
in the north east. At first, she is alarmed to find that she keeps slipping
back through time. She encounters new and frightening experiences in the
past: she learns what it's like to be bombed in a war, to live as a Roman
slave and to encounter wolves. But Catherine's experiences teach her to come to terms with the difficulties of her modern, every day life."  

Title Falling into Fear

Author Anne Colledge

Visit Anne's website

ISBN 1-904529-07-0

available from Amazon

Publisher Back to

Price £3.99

Pages 59

Binding Paperback

Illustrations Cover and 4 black and white illustrations by Charles Fenoughty

For children aged 9+

I am looking forward to reading this, I love the cover-PAM




Foundations of Spoken Language for Hearing-impaired Children.
by Daniel Ling. Wash:A.G.Bell,1989,447 p. index, illus.
LC no 89-060542   ISBN 0-88200-165-5

Speech and the Hearing-impaired Child: theory and practice.
by Agnes Ling, Philips, and Daniel Ling. Wash:A.G.Bell,1976,402p.index,illus. 
LC 76-21920          ISBN 0-88200-074-8

El maravilloso sonido de la palabra.
by Daniel Ling and Cristina Moheno de Manrique.  Mexico City (2002)
ISBN 968-24-6486-2.  LC HV2401'L5.5
Price about $15 US,
Published by: 
Editorial Trillas S.A de C.V.,
Av. Rio Churubusco 3835, 
Col. Pedro Maria Anaya, 
C.P 03340, México D.F.   
Tel. 56 88 42 33; FAX 566 04 13 64.
The anticipated readership is both professionals and parents.  The book describes modern methods of developing spoken language in hearing impaired children using hearing aids or cochlear implants. It explains how auditory-verbal programs such as those carried out by Cristina Moheno de Manrique and the staff of IDEAV in Mexico City can be adopted by others and how the Ling system of speech development can be integrated into all aspects of children's lives. 

This book is a mine of information essential to parents of hearing impaired children and professionals working with them. In Spanish.


Choices in Deafness: a parent's guide
ed. Sue Schwartz. US:WoodbineHouse,
1987, 212 p. index,illus.
LC 86-051221        ISBN 0-933149-09-3

Introduction to Audiology,fourth ed
by Frederick N. Martin. NJ: Prentice Hall,
1991,495 p. index,illus.
LC 90-76990         ISBN 0-13-477605-4 

Patrick Gets Hearing Aids.  
by Maureen Cassidy Riski, Nikolas Klakow. 
Illus.Kim Klakow. US:Phonak,1994.
                            ISBN 0-9647691-0-7

Sound Waves.
by David Colley. New York: St.Martin's Press,
1985. 240 p. LC 85-11769         ISBN 0-312-74697-5  
This book was the reason Reid was always allowed to 
use his lip-reading ability.

by Hannah Merker. New York:HarperCollins,
1992,1994.  LC 93-36746        ISBN 0-06-017054-9 
A philosophical ramble over the issues of deafness by 
a wonderful writer. Tells about her hearing ear dogs, 
and the adaptations others must make for her while 
she tries to listen with deaf ears. Also indicates 
the progress of hearing aid technology. 

Nobody's Perfect 
by Nancy B.Miller PhD MSW.  
MD: Paul H.Brookes Publishing Co.,
1994 307 p. index, LC93-2556      ISBN 1-55766-143-X
I shared this book with all my friends who have special needs children. 

In School: our kids, our teacher, our classrooms.  
by Ken Dryden (the hockey player!) ???Toronto: McClelland & Stewart,1995 282 p. 
LC95-932201-9    ISBN 0-7710-2869-5  
Ken Dryden spent a year in high school and wrote about it. 
Now he's running a hockey team. Too Bad. If he had gone 
into politics he would be the Minister of Education, and the education system would be reaching to help the kids, instead of pulling back.

Not Wanted in the Classroom: parent associations and the education of Trainable Retarded Children in Ontario:1947-1969.  
by Vera C. Pletsch London:Althouse Press,
1997  LC 4634.2.05P54   ISBN 97-930361-3 
This book portrays the transfer of the control of special education from the medical profession to the parents and school. A fascinating book, especially if you live in Ontario, but clearly defines the basis of special education today as driven by the parents.

Me: stories of my life
by Katherine Hepburn. US: Ballantine 
1991, 433 p. illus. LC 90-50805     ISBN 0-345-377770-2 
Miss Hepburn went out with Howard Hughes for some time, and talks about his hearing problems. She also loved Spencer Tracy, the father of John Tracy, a child who was deaf, and which Spencer blamed on his own drinking. Louise Tracy ( John's mother) devoted her life to setting up the John Tracy Clinic which offers hope to parents of deaf and HOH children help.