For further information on hearing loss, advocacy groups and other related topics, contact the organizations below or visit their web sites. While Colman’s Hearing Solutions makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information, we do not endorse, approve or certify the information contained in the web sites below, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts.
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF, INC.
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
This membership organization, established in 1890, works to empower persons who are hearing-impaired to function independently by promoting universal rights and opportunities to learn to use, maintain, and improve their communication skills. The organization offers member-oriented programs, publications, and financial aid programs. In addition to the national organization, it has many chapters and international affiliates.
AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Toll free: 800-498-2071
ASHA is the professional association for more than 91,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. This site is a resource for ASHA members, persons interested in information about communication disorders, and for those who want career and membership information.
AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 5
Portland, Oregon 87207-0005
The American Tinnitus Association promotes the relief, prevention, and the eventual cure of tinnitus. Tinnitus is a subjective experience where one hears a sound when no external physical sound is present. Often described as a ringing or roaring sound, these “head noises” vary in intensity from barely audible to extremely loud. This site answers frequently asked questions about tinnitus, highlights the latest news, offers resources, and more.
BETTER HEARING INSTITUTE (BHI)
P.O. Box 1840
Washington, DC 20013
The Better Hearing Institute provides comprehensive information on hearing loss, tinnitus and hearing aids. Within this site are also pages on assistive listening technology, famous people with hearing loss, a physician’s guide to hearing loss, and BHI’s newsletter.
CENTER FOR HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN
The Center for Hearing Loss in Children is at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. The Center is one of five national multipurpose research and training centers supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. This site provides an overview of the Center and offers information on hearing loss and hearing aids for children.
EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT INFORMATION CENTER
This site covers many topics related to the ears, nose, and throat. Subjects: “Earwax And What To Do About It”; “Earache And Otitis Media”; “Ears, Altitude, and Airplane Travel”; “Assistive Communication Devices”; and much more.
INTERNATIONAL HEARING SOCIETY (IHS)
16880 Middlebelt Rd., Ste. 4
Livonia, MI 48154
IHS advocates and supports the highest standard of professional competency, business integrity, and excellence in serving the hearing impaired. It conducts programs in competency accreditation, education and training, and promotes specialty level certification for hearing instrument specialists. On its site, consumers will find information on hearing loss, hearing aids, consumer protection and advocacy, and the organization’s Helpline.
NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Focusing on children and youth (birth-age 22), NICHCY provides information and makes referrals in areas related to: specific disabilities, early intervention, special education and related services, individualized education programs, family issues, disability organizations, professional associations, education rights, transition to adult life, and more. Hablamos español.
NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER ON DEAFNESS GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
The National Information Center on Deafness offers accurate, up-to-date information on deafness, hearing loss, and services and programs related to people with hearing loss.