The Deaf Awareness and Family Health Committee provides information to educate and assist individual Grange members about hearing loss, deafness and health.
Gov. Kitzhaber signing the Newborn Hearing Testing bill, which the Oregon State Grange lobbied for, on August 17, 1999.
Dogs for Better Lives
Dogs for the Deaf is now Dogs for Better Lives. The 501(c)(3) no longer focuses solely on enabling hardly hearing and deaf people to live more independently in their homes and communities. They are also placing assistance dogs with those with autism and in classrooms or other programs where a dog can provide calm.
Granges have a long history of supporting this organization. Donations are always appreciated.
Although the Oregon State Grange and National Grange Youth Departments sponsor the Sign-A-Song contest, it is open to Grange members of any age as well as a Sign-A-Song contest contest for Juniors ages 5 through 14. See the Junior and Youth sections of the OSG Award book below in the resource section.
Deaf Awareness Grants
The National Grange Foundation awards Deaf Awareness Grants of up to $500 to three State Granges each year. The Foundation is looking for projects that have an impact on deaf education and involve members working with deaf community. The State Grange applies for a Subordinate/Community or Pomona Grange. The application deadline is in early May. Additional information can be found on this webpage.
“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”
Dogs for Deaf DVD info
Looking for a Compatible Cell Phone? info
Cochlear Implants info
Hear It Is info
Hearing Loss Association of Oregon Newsletter
The Ear info
The mechanics of how ears function and assistive technology for the hearing impaired. Contact DAFH Committee for the PowerPoint version.
Your Guide to Better Hearing info
Your Guide to Hearing Aides info
What You Need to Know about Hearing Aids info
Deafness at Birth: Daily Maintenance and use of Hearing Aids info
How LOUD is it info
Facts About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss info