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What We Do

Desert Voices' mission is to teach each child, who are deaf or hard of hearing, the oral language skills needed to talk and understand when spoken to. Our goal is to prepare the children and their family to mainstream into their school of choice with hearing children their age.


We offers a comprehensive listening and spoken language program which includes individual Parent Coaching Sessions, Jump Start, Toddler, and Preschool Classrooms.  Our team of professionals work with infants as young as four weeks old through age five or six.

  • Desert Voices Parent
    Desert Voices Parent

    "I’ll never forget how overwhelmed we were when we first learned of our son's hearing loss. Those feelings have since dissipated and have been replaced with knowledge and know-how necessary to advocate for our son. We have a lot to learn but with your support and the support of DV and our son's audiologist, we feel ready to take on any challenges that come our way. "  - Desert Voices Parent

Our 2020 - 2021 Impact

"We don't accomplish anything in the world alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from on to another that creates something." - Sandra Day O'Connor 

  • Preschool Direct Language Instructional Hours

    27,278

  • Hours of Professional Development

    334

  • Hours of Early Intervention Services

    881

From the Hearing First Blog

Research tells us that children who hear at least 40 million words or more in the first four years of life develop early conversational skills, learn to read on time, do better in school, and have more communication opportunities in the future.

There are simple changes you can make to minimize noise and make listening easier. Learn more about the sounds in your home and how sound is measured. Then, use our tips for creating an LSL-friendly home to help your child on their LSL journey.

As you start your Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey, you may have audiology questions. And you’re not alone! A pediatric audiologist - a professional who specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing hearing loss for kids - can best answer those questions, especially because they're trained to work with those little ears!

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