Hearing Conservation Program
Audiology and Hearing Online Resources
Bell Association for the Deaf
One of the oldest and most comprehensive organizations focused on pediatric hearing loss. The Organization also educates the general public about technological advances for the deaf and hearing impaired and advocates legislation.
AVI provides the choice of listening and speaking for children who are deaf or hard of hearing through education, advocacy, and family support. Sponsors research related to hearing impairment, encourages international communication among parents and professionals, and educates health care providers and consumers about the auditory-verbal approach.
Town National Research Hospital
Boys Town National Research Hospital is recognized for model programs relating to childhood deafness, language and learning. The Hospital provides leading edge research in the identification of hearing loss, fitting of hearing aids, and educational materials for hearing impaired children and their parents.
Institute for the Deaf
CID is a unique network of resources central to knowledge and the progressive treatment of adult and childhood deafness.
- Children of Deaf Adults
A highly recognized international support group for the hearing children of deaf parents, CODA offers newsletters, a discussion forum, and information about upcoming conversations.
Dangerous Decibels has many resources that can be applied in practices, schools and other settings to promote hearing loss prevention, especially in children.
- Deaf Linx is your resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), and all other related topics. Deaf Linx firmly believes that deafness is not a disability, but a condition that produces a sub-culture that should be celebrated.
Read back issues, take opinion polls on deaf issues and more at this deaf community magazine's website.
National organization whose goal is the cure and prevention of all forms of hearing loss.
Village! Deaf/Hard of Hearing resources
Family Village! is a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.
Gallaudet is the world's only university geared specifically to the needs of the deaf. The site includes links to other deaf schools in the United States.
Magazine (for back issues; new publications discontinued)
The award-winning magazine for deaf children and pre-teens.
- Listen Up
The Listen Up web page was developed by a parent with the goal of making a web site that is a one stop place for information, answers, help, ideas, resources, and anything else related to hearing-impairment.
Association of the Deaf
The NAD advocates the civil rights of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care, social services, and telecommunications.
Help for Hard of Hearing People
Welcome to Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH). I hope you will find our website friendly and informative. We are the nation's foremost association representing consumers (26 million people) who are hard of hearing. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for people who are hard of hearing. We are proud of the efforts of our 250 affiliates located in towns like yours and mine advocating, educating and helping one another with hearing loss.
Magazine website offering news, message boards, classifieds and chat rooms.
World Around You: A Magazine for Deaf Teens
This site is not regularly updated, but offers an interesting array of articles from back issues on topics concerning deaf teenagers.
Tour of the Ear
Augustana College's general resource directory for the deaf and hearing-impaired, with links to sites dealing with everything from cochlear implants to schools for the deaf.
American Academy of Audiology
Resource site for professionals who test, treat and provide care to the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Information for professionals working in audiology, speech-language pathology, and the speech and hearing sciences. The organization is also an advocate for people with communication disabilities.
American Sign Language Teachers Association
Provides ASL professionals with information on deaf culture, instructional methods, materials and evaluation techniques.
Council on Education of the Deaf
This site is dedicated to the exchange of information about deaf education, from recommended teaching strategies to curriculum materials.
Gallaudet Research Institute
Information on research conducted by Gallaudet Research Institute, one of the world's premier deafness-related research centers, into deaf health care services, demographics, literacy and more.
Cochlear Implant Resources
Cochlear Implants FAQ
This cochlear implant FAQ, published in 1996, contains everything from statistics on cochlear implants to warnings about false advertising.
Cochlear implant information
Cochlear implant information section of the Listen Up web site.
FDA website on cochlear implants
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web site on cochlear implants.
Hearing Loss Association of Washington: Cochlear Implants
A cochlear implant primer prepared by the Hearing Loss Association of Washington.
Journey Into Silence and Back
One woman's account of her experience with cochlear implants, from the pre-surgery evaluation to post-surgery.
Sign Language Resources
American Sign Language (ASL) Browser
Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up videos of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.
This online ASL dictionary, reportedly the largest on the Web, offers 3,090 animated signs, from "accounting" to "Zen".
This detailed, award-winning site offers extensive information on how to read and write in signed languages.