On Jan. 25, 1915, Alexander Graham Bell, made the first transcontinental telephone call from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco over a 3,400-mile wire.
Years earlier in 1876, at the age of 29 Bell is widely credited with the revolutionary invention of the telephone a device that turned sound into electricity then back into sound.
In 1956, the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf was developed, with the aim to “help with aspects of living with hearing loss such as early diagnosis in children and providing resources to parents who wish their children to learn speech (and speech-reading/lip-reading) in order to ‘thrive in mainstream society’.”
We have come a long way and today as LSL makes it possible for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and talk, which powers language, literacy, and lifetime success.
Oprah Winfrey said, “To move forward you have to give back.”