Consumer Links


Consumer Resources

 Consumer Information, Organizations, and Links

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell)
3417 Volta Place, NW , Washington , DC , 20007-2778
(202) 337-5220; Toll-free Voice: (866) 337-5220;
TTY: (202) 337-5221; Fax: (202) 337-8314
Internet: www.agbell.org
email: info@nullagbell.org

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Disability Initiative
601 E Street, NW, Washington , DC 20049
(800) 424-3410; TTY: (877) 434-7598; Fax: (202) 434-6406
Internet: www.aarp.org
email: Member@nullaarp.org

American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
PO Box 5 , Portland , OR 97207-0005
(503) 248-9985; (800) 634-8978; Fax: (503) 248-0024
Internet: www.ata.org
email: tinnitus@nullata.org

Auditory-Verbal International
2121 Eisenhower Ave, Ste 402 , Alexandria , VA 22314
(703) 739-1049; Fax: (703) 739-0395
Internet: www.auditory-verbal.org

Better Hearing Institute (BHI)
515 King Street, Suite 420 , Alexandria , VA , 22314
Voice: (703) 684-339; Toll-free Voice: (800) EAR-WELL (327-9355);
Fax: (703) 684-6048
Internet: www.betterhearing.org
E-mail: mail@nullbetterhearing.org

Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N 30th St , Omaha , NE 68181
(402) 449-6521
Internet: www.boystownhospital.org/parents/hearing_aids/index.asp

Canadian Hearing Society
271 Spadina Rd , Toronto , Canada
(416) 928-2500(Phone)/416-928-2550 (TTY); (877) 347-3427; Fax: (416) 928-2506
Internet: www.chs.ca
email: info@nullchs.ca

Central Institute for the Deaf (CID)
825 South Taylor Ave , St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 977-0132; (877) 444-4574; Fax: (314) 977-0033
Internet: www.cid.edu

Cochlear Implant Assn Inc (CIAI)
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 440 , Washington DC 20015-2052
(202) 895-2781; Fax: (202) 895-2782
Internet: www.cici.org
email: ciaiinfo@nullcici.org

Deafness Research Foundation (DRF)
1050 17th St NW, Ste 701 , Washington , DC 10036
(202) 289-5850; Fax: (202) 293-1805
Internet: www.drf.org and www.hearinghealthmag.com

Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly SHHH)
7910 Woodmont Ave , Ste1200, Bethesda , MD 20814
(301) 657-2248; Fax: (301) 913-9413
Internet: www.hearingloss.org
email: info@nullhearingloss.org

Hear-It International
Rue de College 27
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +011-45 86-7616-20
Internet: www.hear-it.org
email: hear-it@nullhear-it.org

HiP Magazine
127 Seabridge Ct , Alameda , CA 94502
(510) 523-4221; Fax: (510) 523-4081
Internet: www.hipworks.org

House Ear Institute (HEI)
2100 W Third St , 5th Floor, Los Angeles , CA 90057
(213) 484-2642; Fax: (213) 483-8789
Internet: www.hei.org

League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York , NY 10004
Phone: 917-305-7700 (Voice),
917-305-7888 (Fax)
917-305-7999 (TTY)
Internet: www.lhh.org

The Lexington Center
30th Ave and 75th St , Jackson Heights, NY 11370
(718) 350.3300; Fax: (718) 899-1621
Internet: www.lexnyc.org

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
814 Thayer Ave , Silver Springs , MD 20910
(301) 587-1788; TTY: (301) 587-1789; Fax: (301) 587-1788
Internet: www.nad.org
email: nadinfo@nullnad.org

National Centre for Audiology ( Canada )
The University of Western Ontario , 1201 Western Rd , Elborn College
Ste 2262 , London , ON
(519) 661-3901; Fax: (519) 661-3805
Internet: www.uwo.ca/nca

National Cued Speech Association
Deaf Children’s Literacy Project
23970 Hermitage Road , Cleveland , OH 44122-4008
(216) 292-6213
Internet: www.cuedspeech.org

National Institute on Deafness and Other Commmunication Disorders (NIDCD)
31 Center Dr , MSC 2320, Bldg 31, Room 3C-35, Bethesda , MD 20892
(301) 496-7243; (800) 241-1044; Fax: (301) 402-0018
Internet: www.nidcd.nih.gov
email: nidcdinfo@nullnidcd.nih.gov

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH)
See: Hearing Loss Association of America
Internet: www.hearingloss.org

Sight & Hearing Association
674 Transfer Rd , St. Paul , MN 55114
(651) 645-2546; (800) 992-0424; Fax: (651) 645-2742
Internet: www.sightandhearing.org
email: mail@nullsightandhearing.org

 Professional Organizations
Note: Many of these sites also offer consumer information or have dedicated consumer areas.

Academy of Dispensing Audiologists ( ADA )
401 N Michigan Ave , Chicago , IL 60611
(866) 493-5544; (800) 445-8629; Fax: (312) 673-6725
Internet: www.audiologist.org

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
Box 26526 , Minneapolis , MN 55426
(952) 920-0484; Fax: (952) 920-6098
Internet: www.audrehab.org

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston , VA , 20190
Voice: (703) 790-8466; (800) 222-2336; TTY: (703) 790-8466; Fax: (703) 790-8631
Internet: www.audiology.org
email: info@nullaudiology.org

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
One Prince Street , Alexandria , VA , 22314-3357
Voice: (703) 836-4444; TTY: (703) 519-1585; Fax: (703) 683-5100
Internet: www.entnet.org
email: webmaster@nullentnet.org

American Auditory Society (AAS)
352 Sundial Ridge Circle , Dammeron Valley , UT 84783
(435) 574-0062; Fax: (435) 574-0063
Internet: www.amauditorysoc.org
email: aas@nullamauditorysoc.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville , MD , 20852
Voice: (301) 897-5700; Toll-free Voice: (800) 638-8255; TTY: (301) 897-0157; Fax: (301) 571-0457
Internet: www.asha.org

Audiology Foundation of America
8 North Third St, Ste 406 , Lafayette , IN 47901-1247
(765) 743-6283; Fax: (765) 743-9283
Internet: www.audfound.org

Educational Audiology Association (EAA)
13153 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste 105 , Tampa , FL 33618
(607) EAA-7322; Fax: (813) 968-3597
Internet: www.edaud.org

European Hearing Instruments Manufacturers Assn (EHIMA)
Bosch 135, B-1780 Wemmel, Belgium
(+011-32) 2-461-3752; Fax: (+011-32) 2-461-3647
Internet: www.ehima.com
email: ehima@nullskynet.be

European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians
Internet: www.euha.org

Hearing Industries Assn (HIA)
515 King Street, Suite 420 , Alexandria , VA , 22314
(703) 684-5744; Fax: (703) 684-6048
Internet: www.hearing.org

International Hearing Society (IHS)
16880 Middlebelt Rd, Ste 4 , Livonia , MI 48154
(734) 522-7200; (800) 521-5247; Fax: (734) 522-0200
Internet: www.ihsinfo.org

National Hearing Conservation Assn (NHCA)
7995 E Prentice Ave, Ste 100 , Greenwood Village , CO 80111
(303) 224-9022; Fax: (303) 770-1614
Internet: www.hearingconservation.org

National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS)
16880 Middlebelt Road, Ste 3 , Livonia , MI 48154
(734) 522-2900; Fax: (734) 522-0900
Internet: www.hearingnbc.org

 Advertising Directors
Offering Financial Assistance for Obtaining Hearing Help

HEAR NOW/The Starkey Hearing Foundation
6700 Washington Avenue S.
Eden Prairie , MN , 55344
(800) 648-4327; Fax: (952) 828-6946
Internet: www.sotheworldmayhear.org

Miracle-Ear Children’s Foundation
5000 Chesire Lane N , Plymouth , MN 55446
(800) 234-5422; Fax: (763) 268-4295
Internet: www.miracle-ear.com

Sertoma International
1912 E Meyer Blvd , Kansas City , MO 64132
(816) 333-8300; Fax: (816) 333-4320
Internet: www.sertoma.org

In addition to the above (as well as many of the organizations listed as consumer/research and professional resources), there are other organizations and government agencies that may assist people who have hearing loss but are financially disadvantaged. These include but are not limited to:

  • Your local:
    • Hearing Care Professionals
    • Lion’s Club
    • Kiwanis Club
    • Optimists’ Club
    • Rotary Club
    • Department of Health
    • Department of Social Services
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Easter Seals Society
  • The United Way

Finally, some cities have non-profit organizations that may charge less for hearing aids and offer financial assistance. A knowledgeable hearing care professional may be able to suggest other local agencies that offer financial assistance.

Help support the Hearing Assistance Tax Credit Act : There is currently proposed Federal legislation that would provide a $500 tax credit per hearing aid for consumers over age 55 or under age 18 – a measure that the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) and most hearing care organizations support. For information about this bill and how to support it, visit the consumer section of the HIA website at:
www.hearing.org/public