Additional Resources

Links

Check out some of these helpful links!

  • The American Academy of Audiology- AAA
    The American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization for Audiologists. They provide a useful consumer information section.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA
    Information and technical assistance on the ADA

  • The American Association of the Deaf-Blind - AADB
    The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) national consumer organization of, by , and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. "Deaf-blind" includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss. Our mission is to ensure that all deaf-blind persons achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community.

  • American Tinnitus Association
    The ATA helps people with ringing in the ears. They also help people who hear whooshing or buzzing or chirping or pulsing. They help people who have tinnitus, the perception of noise in the ears or head when no external sound is present.

  • Better Hearing Institute - BHI
    The Better Hearing Institute educates the public about the effects of neglected problems about hearing loss and what can be done. They provide awareness through celebrity profiles, dissemination of education materials and use the media to generate awareness.

  • Cochlear Implants - Advanced Bionics Corporation
    Website of Advanced Bionics Corporation, a manufacturer of cochlear implants.

  • Cochlear Implants - Cochlear Corporation
    Website for Cochlear Corporation who is a manufacturer of hearing implant technology.

  • Cochlear Implants - MED-EL Corporation
    MED-EL offers implantable solutions across the hearing loss spectrum, including cochlear and middle ear implants.

  • Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers
    H.E.A.R. is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on the dangers of excessive noise.

  • Hearing Loss Association of America - HLAA
    Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH)) is a national organization whose mission is to educate and advocate for people with hearing loss. Find Excellent information here.

  • Healthy Hearing Ross Hudgens
    Your Hearing Aid Information Source

  • House for Ear Institute
    Non-profit organization with a comprehensive online library devoted to issues of the human auditory and related systems for use by both the general public and scientists and physicians. It has excellent graphics on "HOW WE HEAR".

  • Hyperacusis Network
    The Hyperacusis Network consists of individuals who have a collapsed tolerance to sound. Rich resources for people with Hyperacusis.

  • Job Accommodation Network
    The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the US Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to provide a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by 1) providing individualized worksite accommodation solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation and 3) educating callers about self employment options.

  • The Kooser Program
    The Kooser Program is an aural rehabilitation program available nationwide to hearing healthcare professionals. These professionals may work in conjunction with their vocational rehabilitation agencies to provide the program to their consumers with hearing loss. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life of persons with hearing loss by empowerment through education and support services. The program is 12 hours and seeks to educate the person with hearing loss as well as their loved ones regarding the psychosocial impact of this disability. They teach positive coping skills and communication strategies and discuss many pertinent issues including hearing loss in the workplace.

  • KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    632 Versailles Rd.
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (502) 573-2604 (V/T)
    (800) 372-2907 (V/T)
    (502) 385-2394 (VP)

  • Living with Hearing Loss Program
    Dr. Trychin's Living with Hearing Loss Program is a product of over 20 years experience working directly with hundreds of people who are hard of hearing and their family members. Hearing loss is a communication disorder affecting everyone in the communication situation - the person speaking as well as the person with the hearing loss who is trying to listen and the program is designed to meet the needs of everyone in the communication situation.

  • National Acoustic Neuroma Association
    The National Acoustic Neuroma Association is a patient member organization providing information and support to persons diagnosed with or treated for acoustic neuroma and other benign tumors of the cranial nerves.

  • National Association of the Deaf
    The mission of NAD is to promote, protect and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the U.S.

  • National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
    The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) pronounced "en-cham") at Utah State University is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational and medical intervention.

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    Conducts and supports research on diabetes, kidneys, urologic, hematologic, digestive, metabolic and endocrine diseases. Search the site for hearing loss and diabetes.

  • National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
    Improving the lives of people who have communication disorders.

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    NIH's mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

  • Tax Tips for the Deaf

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    Each state has an agency or department with vocational rehabilitation counselors who provide assistance to individuals with hearing loss to help them obtain, retain and maintain employment.

Recommended Reading

  • Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss - A Guide to Prevention and Care
    By John M. Burkey
    This book explains why baby boomers should be concerned about hearing loss and how to preserve their hearing. It presents techniques, equipment and medical procedures that can benefit a person with hearing loss. It also discusses unresolved hearing care issues that are a concern to baby boomers.

  • The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
    Edited by Clinical Audiologist Richard Carmen, AU.D., Doctor of Audiology
    Topics include exploring volatile emotions and issues of hearing loss, how to map your own audiogram, ways to improve your quality of life, questions and answers posed to 10 top experts, master incredibly easy techniques to improve your listening and hearing ability.

  • Hearing Instrument Counseling: Practical Applications for Counseling the Hearing Impaired
    by Max S. Chartrand
    Text book for the International Institute for Hearing Instrument Studies, 1999 edition.

  • How Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships - Motivating Your Loved One
    by Richard Carmen, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
    Topics include understanding feelings, establishing a framework for help, discussing whose problem it is, consequences of untreated hearing loss and solutions. This book is filled with helpful tips for families living with a loved one resistant to help.

  • Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
    by DuBow, S., Geer, S., Peltz Strauss, K. Washington, DC: Gallaudet Press
    A comprehensive analysis of recent laws passed to protect the rights of and guarantee equal access for people with hearing loss. In this revised, fifth edition, the book explains in layman's terminology how legislation affects individuals with disabilities in everyday life.

  • Living with Hearing Loss
    by Marcia Dugan
    Written in collaboration with SHHH. Foreword by Rocky Stone, founder of SHHH. People who are hard of hearing and their friends and family can learn all they need to know about hearing loss in this easy-to-read guide. Newly updated and revised, Living with Hearing Loss takes the reader from A to Z on the kinds and causes of hearing loss and it's common early signs. Topics Include: Seeking Professional Evaluations, Hearing Aids, Assistive Technology, Speechreading, Communication Tips, Cochlear Implants, Dealing with Tinnitus, and Resources.

  • On the Job With Hearing Loss
    by Marcia Dugan
    Written in collaboration with SHHH. Foreword by Rocky Stone, founder of SHHH. People who are hard of hearing and their friends and family can learn all they need to know about hearing loss in this easy-to-read guide. Newly updated and revised, Living with Hearing Loss takes the reader from A to Z on the kinds and causes of hearing loss and it's common early signs. Topics Include: Seeking Professional Evaluations, Hearing Aids, Assistive Technology, Speechreading, Communication Tips, Cochlear Implants, Dealing with Tinnitus, and Resources.

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