Hearing Loss-Related Links & Online Resources
The following organizations offer an array of resources that can provide helpful information on hearing and balance.
Academy of Doctors of Audiology provides valuable resources to the audiologist in private practice and to other audiology professionals concerned with quality patient care and business operations.
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA) promotes excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services.
Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) provides the profession of audiology with standards of accreditation by which all accredited programs should be measured.
Acoustical Society of America (ASA) serves the widespread interests of its members and the acoustics community in all branches of acoustics, both theoretical and applied.
Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) represents more than 5,000 patients, caregivers, family members and medical professionals in the acoustic neuroma community.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a resource, support network, and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss for adults and children.
ASL Access is the world’s only organization specifically created to promote public access to sign language.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world.
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) represents more than 10,000 otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) is a resource for private practitioners in speech pathology and audiology.
AARP is dedicated to issues affecting those persons who are at and beyond the age of retirement.
American Auditory Society (AAS) aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the ear, hearing and balance; preventions of these disorders; and habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing and balance dysfunction.
American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is a not-for-profit organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness, and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the United States.
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) works to advance occupational and environmental health and safety globally.
American Otological Society (AOS) advances and promotes medical and surgical otology including the rehabilitation of the hearing impaired.
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) provides support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) with 115,000 members, primarily made up of speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists, and audiologists.
American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is the only national organization committed to tinnitus awareness, prevention, treatment and research.
Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL) is a non-profit organization addressing issues surrounding their hearing losses as members of health care fields.
The Association of VA Audiologists (AVAA) is an employee organization that was established in 2001 to address the professional needs and concerns of audiologists within the Veterans Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
AUDIENT, a Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing program, helps income qualified patients—nationwide—to access quality hearing care. The program is made possible through the help of dedicated providers and suppliers.
Audiology.com is an online market/meeting place for hearing health care professionals, distributors, manufacturers and consumers.
Audiology Awareness Campaign (AAC) promotes the profession of audiology to the general public.
Audiciondelbebe.com offers information on hearing health issues in Spanish.
Babyhearing.org provides information on infant hearing health issues.
BEGINNINGS provides emotional support and access to information as a central resource for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21.
Better Hearing Institute (BHI) promotes hearing healthcare across the United States.
Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to enhancing life with better hearing and speech, healthier children, research and education with resources for patients, parents and professionals.
CAOHC is an accreditation organization that provides education, information and guidance regarding successful implementation of occupational hearing conservation programs.
Captioned Media Program (CMP) provides all persons who are deaf or hard of hearing awareness of and equal access to communication and learning through the use of captioned educational media and supportive collateral materials.
Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) at Washington University School of Medicine serves people with hearing loss so they can communicate effectively and live to their fullest potential.
Dangerous Decibels works to significantly reduce the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) through exhibits, educational outreach, and research.
DeafBlindinfo.org offers an introduction to deaf-blindness, or combined vision and hearing losses of all kinds.
Dogs for the Deaf’s mission is to rescue and professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives, maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs they rescue and all people they serve.
EAR Foundation promotes the integration of the hearing and balance impaired into mainstream society.
Ear and Hearing is the official journal of the American Auditory Society. It includes peer reviewed auditory-related scientific articles.
Ear Community helps donate conductive hearing devices to children/families who are needy. They help with college scholarships and also some costs toward travel when planning for surgery. Specifically, the foundation’s mission applies to all individuals who were born with Microtia and Atresia.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) is a Web-based link to information, resources, and services for children with hearing loss. At the heart of EHDI-PALS is a national Web-based directory of facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children who are younger than five years of age.
Educational Audiology Association (EAA) is an international organization of Audiologists and related professionals who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children, particularly those in educational settings.
Gallaudet University serves as a comprehensive, multipurpose institution of higher education for deaf and hard of hearing citizens.
GeneTests web site is a publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, healthcare providers and researchers.
Healthy Hearing provides online information on hearing aids, hearing loss, tinnitus, cochlear implants, dizziness, and other hearing health topics.
Hear-It is a website with general information on hearing loss.
Hear-it youth site gives information for young people about hearing and hearing loss.
Hear-it medical site contains advice and information about hearing and hearing loss for Physicians and General Practitioners.
Hear Now is a national program providing assistance, to those permanently living in the US, to acquire hearing aids through an application process.
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels.
Hearing Exchange is an online community for the exchange of ideas and information on hearing loss and related issues.
Hearing Health Foundation is the largest private funder of hearing research, with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s largest member organization for people with hearing loss providing information, education, advocacy and support.
Hereditary Hearing Loss website provides up-to-date overviews of the genetics of hereditary hearing impairment for researchers and clinicians working in the field.
House Ear Institute seeks to improve hearing aids and auditory implants and develop innovative treatments and intervention methods.
Hyperacusis Network provides information on this often misdiagnosed disease.
International Journal of Audiology is a peer-reviewed journal published monthly by Informa Healthcare on behalf of the British Society of Audiology, the International Society of Audiology and the Nordic Audiological Society.
International Society of Audiology is a worldwide organization whose members are focused on the science of hearing, the modeling of the auditory system, the epidemiology of hearing loss, and the prevention, identification, diagnosis, treatment, and management of hearing impairment.
It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing, sponsored by The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), is a national public education campaign is designed to increase awareness among parents of children ages 8 to 12 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
John Tracy Clinic is a private, non-profit education center meant to offer hope, guidance and encouragement to families of infants and preschool children with hearing losses by providing free, parent-centered services worldwide.
Johns Hopkins University Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery consists of a balanced program of research, teaching, and clinical activities.
League for the Hard of Hearing (LHH) is a not-for-profit hearing rehabilitation and human services agency for infants, children and adults who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf-blind.
Marion Downs National Center provides resources, education and research information to support the needs of individuals who are deaf and/or hard of hearing, their families, and hearing health care professionals.
MedlinePlus is a searchable resource of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.
Military Audiology Association (MAA) goal is to advance the profession of audiology within the US Department of Defense.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is a consumer organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of deaf individuals in education, employment, health care and telecommunications.
National Captioning Institute (NCI) ensures that people have access to television’s entertainment and news through the technology of closed captioning.
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University (NCHAM) works 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 Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) promotes the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhances the potential for full, productive living.
National Cued Speech Association (NCSA) champions effective communication, language development and literacy through the use of Cued Speech.
National Hearing Conservations Association’s (NHCA) goal is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health provides information on protecting hearing from damaging noise including a hearing protector device compendium.
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor and is the lead Federal organization devoted to protecting the health of American’s workers.
Otoacoustic Emissions Portal (OAE) is a scientific site dedicated to the service of the International Otoacoustic Emissions community.
Raising Deaf Kids seeks to provide objective, evidence-based information for policy-making and practice associated with raising and educating deaf children, with an eye to improving them.
Seminars in Hearing is a quarterly scientific journal published by Thieme with topic specific issues related to various areas of hearing, hearing disorders, hearing rehabilitation and hearing science.
Sight & Hearing Association is dedicated to preventing vision and hearing loss through screening, education and research.
Tax Tips for the Deaf is a Turbo Tax site that features information about medical expenses, deductions, and more.
Tinnitus Archives is a database resource with quantitative information about clinically-significant tinnitus.
Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) is a newly created international organization working towards the promotion of tinnitus research.
Tinnitus Support Message Board is a place where those with tinnitus can exchange information, advice and support.
VA Healthcare Network provides information on Veterans Healthcare issues.
Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) is a nonprofit organization that provides information to the public and health professionals about inner-ear balance disorders such as Ménière’s disease, BPPV and labyrinthitis.
Virtual Tour of the Ear provides educational information about the ear as well as access to ear and hearing web resources.
World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international, non-governmental, central organization comprising national associations of Deaf people, representing approximately 70 million Deaf people worldwide.