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Resources for people with hearing loss


Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc.
202-337-5220 (Voice/TDD)

Promotes public understanding and early detection of hearing loss; provides hearing-mpaired people with educational, vocational, and social opportunities (including scholarships).

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
800-AAA-2336 (Voice)

Offers brochures and referral information to consumers and professionals.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
800-638-8255 (Voice)

Professional organization for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Offers pamphlets and referral information. The website includes a listing of state regulatory agencies for hearing aid dispensing and for speech-language pathology and audiology.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line
United States Department of Justice
800-514-0301 (Toll free)

Better Hearing Institute (BHI)
800-EAR-WELL (Toll free Voice/TDD Hearing Help Line)

Offers brochures and information about hearing loss, tinnitus, and hearing aids, as well as a directory of hearing care providers.

Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH)
402-498-6511 (Voice)

Center for research, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with ear, hearing, balance, and speech-language problems.

Center for Hearing Communication
917-305-7700 (Voice); 917-305-7999 (TTY)

Oldest hearing rehabilitation agency in the country. It provides information on hearing loss, assistive listening devices, hearing aids, education, and more.

Council for Exceptional Children
888-232-7733 (Voice); 866-915-5000 (TTY)

Provides information and materials about new laws, scholarships, and other topics that relate to educating handicapped and gifted children.

Gallaudet University
800-995-0550 (Voice); 202-254-2474 (TTY)

A liberal arts university for deaf and hearing impaired students. It is the world's only 4-year liberal arts university for the deaf or hard of hearing. Provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs and numerous continuing education and summer courses.

The George Washington University Health Resource Center
202-994-8250 (Voice)

A national resource for information about financial aid for students with disabilities.

Hear Now
866-354-3254 (Voice); 303-695-7797 (TTY)

National bank of new and refurbished used hearing aids. They are dispensed through approved local hearing professionals (who agree to fit the aids at no charge). Those seeking aids must qualify by financial need. Hear Now also offers financial help for cochlear implants by coordinating efforts of implant manufacturers, implant teams, and local fund-raising leaders.

Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.)

A non-profit hearing resource for musicians and music lovers. Founded by musicians and physicians. Offers information about hearing protection, ear monitor systems, testing, hearing loss, tinnitus, and dangers of noise exposure; provides a referral and support network and free hearing clinic program.

Hearing Loss Association of America

Promotes advocacy, self-help, awareness, and information about hearing loss and communication.

The HIKE Fund, Inc. (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund)
712-325-0812 (Voice)

Financial assistance for hearing aids, FMs, closed-caption devices, tactile aids, alerting systems, specialized sports gear, and more for children 0-20 years. HIKE does not fund cochlear implants. You must qualify for aid.

House Ear Institute
213-989-6701 (Voice)

Provides services, education, and research into ear disorders. The Lead Line provides a nationwide information and referral service. It assists families in making confident and well-informed decisions concerning the rearing and teaching of hearing impaired children.

John Tracy Clinic
213-748-5481 (Voice)

Provides worldwide, parent-centered services to young children with hearing loss. Offers education materials and publications for parents of deaf children and people working with the deaf and hard of hearing. Offers correspondence courses, summer programs, and teacher training programs.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues with a focus on children birth to age 22. Provides information regarding national organizations. A publications catalog is also offered.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Information Clearinghouse
800-241-1044 (Toll free)

Resource center for normal and abnormal hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.

Online Hearing Loss Simulation

This website allows you to hear what speech sounds like to a hearing impaired person.

Sertoma International/Sertoma Foundation
816-333-8300 (Voice/TDD)

Provides scholarships for deaf and hard of hearing students. Also provides camps for children with communication disorders and educational materials.

United States Department of Education
800-USA-LEARN (Toll free)

Offers information on helping your child succeed in school, guide to IEP meetings, and student financial assistance.


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