We encourage you to explore the resources listed below. Should you have questions about your specific hearing needs, please call us at 208.549.5431 or make an appointment.
Support groups, employment and education-related information
Have questions? You can come to us with concerns. If you want more information on a variety of subjects, these resources may help:
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Advocacy group supporting children with hearing loss; information and support for parents and professionals.
- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) – PowerPoint presentation on hearing.
- American Tinnitus Association – Nonprofit organization with resources, information, membership services and assistance to tinnitus sufferers.
- CDC - Hearing information for agricultural workers by the CDC.
- Healthy Hearing - A comprehensive guide to hearing aids, including financial assistance information.
- Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) – Nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels.
- Hearing Loss Association of America– Providing information, education, support, hearing assessments and advocacy for those suffering from hearing-loss disabilities.
- Media Access Group at WGBH – Boston-based nonprofit agency providing caption services for television shows, music videos, home videos and feature films.
- Merck Manual: A Look Inside the Ear – Videos for the public on the ears.
- National Association of the Deaf (NAD) – Protecting the civil rights of the deaf and hearing loss community in education, employment, healthcare, social services and telecommunications.
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) - Conducts and supports research and distributes information on human communication disorders, including those affecting hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.
- Rochester Institute of Technology DeafTEC – Information on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for students with hearing deficiencies (see also their resources for educators).
- Tinnitus Practitioners Association (TPA) – The Tinnitus Practitioners Association is a nonprofit professional organization of audiologists dedicated to providing tinnitus and sound sensitivity care to their patients.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Q&A about deafness and hearing impairments in the workplace.
- UK Charity, Action on Hearing Loss – Diverse information on hearing loss and information for the community.
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