Bridging communication barriers


Hearing and communication is at the heart of our work. Royal Dutch Kentalis is the pre-eminent specialist in the area of diagnostics, care and education for persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deafblind, and to those who have a language impairment. With or without an intellectual disability or autism. 


Do you want to learn more about audiology? Is your organization looking for an introduction course on inclusive education or language disorders? Or are you searching for latest publications in deaf education? We offer consultancy and training services for you.


How can inclusive education work for the deaf learner? What does it take to change from the special education paradigm to the inclusive education paradigm? Which steps help to improve hearing-aid service delivery to hard of hearing persons? We bridge the gap between research and practice, by translating theory in everyday needs and skills.


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Kentalis International Foundation is the international project office of the Royal Dutch Kentalis. We operate as a knowledge broker, linking expertise to the specific needs of our partners. In long-term project cooperation or in short-term engagements.

Kentalis offers three courses in the field of Inclusive Early Childhood Development (ECD) for the deaf child. All of them are CPD certified.  

The Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) and Kentalis partnered to develop a training manual to train parents of Deaf children in Uganda. What is the experience of Simon about this partnership? And what is it that Bernadatte takes home from the conference Teaching Deaf Learners? Four partners are talking about their experiences...


Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education Edited by Harry Knoors and Edited by Marc Marschark Perspectives on Deafness

We are proud to introduce the new release: Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education, Perspectives on Deafness. Edited by Kentalis expert Harry Knoors PH.D. and Marc Marschark PH.D. from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a faculty of Rochester Institute of Technology. Published by Oxford University Press.



6th to 9th July 2020.

ICED is the international forum for sharing evidence-based practice, research and ideas about education of Deaf / hard of hearing students. 

12-16 August 2019

Hosted by Able Australia, 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019.

The conference will offer the most up to date…

9-11 October 2018

This conference is a new and big event for talented students, graduate students and young scientists from Europe, Asia, America and Russia who are interested in research issues related to dual…


On 24 July 2018, the UK Department for International Development (UK DFID), along with co-hosts the International Disability Alliance and the Government of Kenya will host the first-ever Global…

21-26 july 2018

ISAAC is looking for newly created films to showcase the theme of the conference, AACcess All Areas. Films can raise awareness of AAC, inform about ways people who use AAC can access all areas, or…

April 15-18, 2018

Deafblind International and Perkins School for the Blind are excited to host the first-ever Network of the Americas Conference.

We’re all stronger when we work together. Our conference…