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 About Northern Voices 

Northern Voices, a center for young children with hearing loss and their families, enables students to communicate through the use of listening and spoken language. Through early, individualized intervention and experience we seek to provide all of our students with the skills they need to be fully integrated into mainstream school settings as early as possible. Daily practice with listening and spoken language provides children with self-confidence and independence to open doors for communication.​

Mission: We will be an educational option and resource for every family that chooses listening and spoken language as the way to help their child with hearing loss reach their full potential.

Vision: Northern Voices will be known as an option for every family as a nationally recognized, self-sustaining Center of Excellence redefining outcomes for children with hearing loss and their families.

We believe that children with hearing loss are happiest and most fulfilled when they share a language and can comfortably communicate with their families. Listening and spoken language is an educational choice that is right for many families. Our goal is to provide a center for excellence for families who choose spoken communication.

Northern Voices serves young children with hearing loss, from infancy through preschool, by providing:

  • a unique educational setting

  • a specialized, research-based intervention process

  • individualized, supportive instruction

  • highly trained faculty


Through early, individualized intervention and experience, Northern Voices seeks to provide students, regardless of income or background, with the skills they need to be fully integrated into mainstream school settings as early as possible.

Built from a dream.


Northern Voices was founded in 1999 by a group of parents who wanted to give their deaf and hard-of-hearing children a chance to talk. An innovative curriculum developed in the late 1970s and 1980s by Jean Moog, an internationally recognized leader in deaf education, is the key to our successful program. The award-winning curriculum, developed by Moog while principal at Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis (CID), has twice been recognized for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. No other program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing has ever received this award.

Bekah - 4 years

Bekah - 16 years 

Raising voices since 1999.


Northern Voices is the only nonprofit school in Minnesota offering children who are deaf and hard of hearing a program focused on listening and spoken language. Centrally located in Roseville, MN, we are accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and serve students from throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, great Minnesota, and neighboring cities across the Upper Midwest, such as Fargo, ND, and Hudson, WI. The school is supported through program fees from independent school districts and/or parents, foundation grants, and individual contributions. Northern Voices maintains an open enrollment policy throughout the year.

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