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Upcoming Events

July 16th - Independence 20th/ADA 25th Celebration at the Scandanavian Heritage Park in Minot ND, 4-7pm

October 1st - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities 25th Anniversary celebration, more details to come

October 9th & 10th - The North Dakota School for the Deaf / Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Parent and Professional Learning Community Workshop

North Dakota Hands & Voices Loaner Bank
North Dakota Hands & Voices has opened a loaner bank for North Dakotans to donate their used hearing equipment or to apply for equipment. The Hearing Aid Loaner Bank is designed to provede loaner equipment to:

  • Children newly identified as deaf or hard-of-hearing whose family has decided to pursue amplification to access spoken language.
  • All children in the state of North Dakota up to the age of 18 years. Other requests considered upon need. Not based upon financial need.
  • Families while their personal equipment is being repaired.

For questions, call 701-857-7916. You can help others by donating used hearing aids and other equipment. Any equipment may be sent or delivered to:

North Dakota Hands & Voices Loaner Bank
Attn: Tricia Nechodom, AuD
101 3rd Ave SW, Suite 203
Minot ND 58702

"Hearing for the First Time"
A local news segment about a young girl who recently had her cochlear implant activated in Minot ND.

The 2015 E-Book, a resource guide for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, is now available and posted on the NCHAM website. This guide contains up to date information from a wide variety of authors on every aspect of EHDI. Each of the 40 chapters is posted as a separate PDF, allowing the user to read online, download or print any or all of the chapters at will.

Statement from JCIH
The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) Supplement to the 2007 Position Statement: “Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention After Confirmation That a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing” has been published by Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

This is an endorsed supplement to the 2007 JCIH Position Statement and provides comprehensive guidelines for EHDI programs on establishing strong Early Intervention systems with appropriate expertise to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The online version of this article, along with updated information and services, is available at: (copyright© 2013 by AAP).

Ask St. Alexius - Baby Hearing Tests
Visit to see the St. Alexius video on Baby Hearing Tests. Click on "Ask St. Alexius - Baby Hearing Tests". Video is 1 minute 30 seconds.

Right Track program screens children, reassures parents
Bismarck Tribune article. View at


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