Evan Brunell Elected to the AG Bell Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 21, 2012 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing announces the election of Evan Brunell, to its board of directors for a 2012–2015 term.

Brunell serves as the president of the Massachusetts Chapter of AG Bell and has been a regular attendee of AG Bell conventions since 2000. He has been an invited panelist presenter at several convention sessions in which he has shared in insights about living with hearing loss. Evan was fitted with hearing aids at 1 year of age when he was identified with a profound hearing loss. At age 16, he received a cochlear implant and became a bilateral cochlear implant user in February 2012.

“I am honored to be elected to the AG Bell Board of Directors,” Brunell said. “I hope that I can give children and teenagers who are deaf or hard of hearing the support they need in their journey with hearing loss – the same support that I have received through AG Bell.”

An avid sports fan, Evan Brunell is a freelance baseball freelance baseball journalist. He has written for NESN, NBC Sports, CBS Sports and ESPN, and was president of his own sports media company for six years. Brunell attended Northeastern University where he completed a major in journalism and minor in business administration. He will pursue graduate studies in public administration at Northeastern University.

About the AG Bell Association

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking! Visit www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org.