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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY (AAA)

www.audiology.org
AAA is a professional organization of individuals dedicated to providing quality hearing care to the public. The organization works to enhance the ability of its members to achieve career and practice objectives through professional development, education, and research, and increase public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)

www.asha.org
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

www.ata.org
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)

www.betterhearing.org
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

www.boystownhospital.org/hearingservices/childhoodDeafness/Pages/default.aspx
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.

HEAR NOW

https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/hear-now
Hear Now is a national non-profit program committed to assisting those permanently residing in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids.

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER ON DEAFNESS GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

www.gallaudet.edu
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.

STARKEY LABORATORIES, Inc.

www.starkey.com
Starkey Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey employs more than 3,250 people, operates 22 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE EAR

http://www.augie.edu/perry/ear/ear.htm
This comprehensive, detailed “tour” includes illustrations of and descriptions about the ear and its functions.

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF, INC.

www.agbell.org
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.

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