Helpful Links

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Current developments and changes in the coverage of hearing health care expensive by private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Offers online company information on providers of assistive listening devices (ALD) including centers across the country where individuals can examine the types of assistive listening devices available in order to determine which products to purchase. To locate an Assistive Device Demonstration Center in your area, call the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association’ s (ASHA) Action Center at 1-800-638-8255.

American Tinnitus Association

The American Tinnitus Association is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing tinnitus research and educating patients and professionals through conferences, books, brochures, videos, and the quarterly journal Tinnitus Today.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and training and the dissemination of information on disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The NIDCD Clearinghouse offers information to health professionals, patients, industry representatives and the public.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH)

SHHH is an international volunteer organization composed of people who are hard of hearing, their relatives, and friends. SHHH provides self-help programs and referrals to local chapters.

The National Institute on Aging Information Center

The National Institute on Aging is the component of the National Institutes of Health devoted to improving the health of older people. This site offers the general public and health professionals consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families as well as a description of their research program.