Current developments and changes in the coverage of hearing health care expensive by private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Offers online company information on providers of assistive listening devices (ALD) including centers across the country where individuals can examine the types of assistive listening devices available in order to determine which products to purchase. To locate an Assistive Device Demonstration Center in your area, call the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association' s (ASHA) Action Center at 1-800-638-8255.
The American Tinnitus Association is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing tinnitus research and educating patients and professionals through conferences, books, brochures, videos, and the quarterly journal Tinnitus Today.
800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 651-5051 (202) 651-5052
Gallaudet University provides educational programs, vocational training, sign language programs, technology, and barrier free design for those with hearing loss. The site also contains fact sheets, resource listings, and reading lists on all aspects of deafness and hearing loss.
New York Office 71 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10010 Voice: (917) 305-7700 TTY: (917) 305-7999 Fax: (917) 305-7888 Florida Office 2800 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 306 Oakland Park, FL 33311 Voice: (954) 731-7200 TTY: (954) 731-7208 Fax: (954) 485-6336
The League for the Hard of Hearing was founded in 1910 and is a private not-for-profit rehabilitation agency for infants, children and adults who are hard of hearing and deaf. Offers online fact sheets on hearing loss.
National Institutes of Health 31 Center Dr MSC 2320 Bethesda, MD 20892-2320 NIDCD Information Clearinghouse 1 (800) 241-1044 1 (800) 241-1055
NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and training and the dissemination of information on disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The NIDCD Clearinghouse offers information to health professionals, patients, industry representatives and the public.
The National Institute on Aging is the component of the National Institutes of Health devoted to improving the health of older people. This site offers the general public and health professionals consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families as well as a description of their research program.