Understanding your hearing loss and the resources available to you is extremely important. This can keep you aware of the things you should look for before, during, and after your treatment. When you schedule an appointment for your hearing evaluation and hearing aid fitting, we will always do our best to answer any questions and to help set you up with the resources you need to live successfully with your hearing loss. Below you will find many helpful resources surrounding hearing loss and hearing aids.
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, including membership services and publications.
American Tinnitus Association – Non-profit organization with resources, information, membership service, and assistance to tinnitus sufferers.
Better Hearing Institute (BHI) – Non-profit institute with information about hearing loss and available help through medicine, surgery, amplification and other rehabilitation.
The Caption Center – Non-profit agency with caption services for television shows, music videos, home videos, and feature films.
The Education and Auditory Research (EAR) Foundation - Series of hearing-related programs with support groups, anatomy of the ear, and special newsletter for meniere sufferers.
Healthy Hearing - A comprehensive guide to hearing aids.
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (HEAR) – Non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels.
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing – The state of Massachusetts offers resources for residents who suffer from hearing loss. Find out more about hearing loss in your area.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) – Protecting the civil rights of the deaf and hard of hearing in education, employment, health care, social services, and telecommunications.
National Institute on Aging (NIA) – Promoting aging research and providing health-related information of hearing loss in the elderly.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) - Conducts and supports research and distributes information on human communication disorders, including hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.
Hearing Loss Association of America – Providing information, education, support, hearing-test screenings, and advocacy for those suffering from hearing-loss disabilities.
Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – If you are a resident in Rhode Island suffering from hearing loss, visit the CDHH for more information on resources in your area.
Tinnitus Practitioners Association (TPA) – The Tinnitus Practitioners Association is a non-profit professional organization of audiologists dedicated to providing tinnitus and sound sensitivity care to their patients. The TPA supports their efforts through professional and practice development, education, accreditation, research, and public awareness of tinnitus and sound sensitivity care.
United Way of Connecticut – The state of Connecticut offers residents suffering from hearing loss resources divided up by area. Visit the website to find resources in your area.
When you live with hearing loss you should reach out to the support offered in your area to find out more information on resources that are available to you. Here you can find useful hearing loss information and other resources for the hearing impaired. Contact us today for more information.