Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell)
AG Bell is a membership-based information center on hearing loss, emphasizing the use of technology, speech, speechreading, residual hearing, and written and spoken language. AG Bell focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals, and other interested parties.
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
AAA is a professional organization of audiologists.
American Academy of Audiology
11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
AAO-HNS is a nonprofit association that strives to unite, serve, and represent the interests of ear, nose, and throat specialists and their patients to the public, government, other medical specialists, and related organizations.
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
1650 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314-2857
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
ASDC is a national organization of families and professionals committed to educating, empowering, and supporting parents and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The ASDC helps families find meaningful communication options, particularly through the competent use of sign language, in their home, school, and community.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
Members: 800-498-2071 (Voice)
Nonmembers: 800-638-8255 (Voice)
American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
The mission of the ATA is to silence tinnitus through education, advocacy, research, and support. This nonprofit organization provides the latest information and resources to tinnitus patients, promotes tinnitus awareness to the general public and the medical community, and funds the nation’s brightest tinnitus researchers.
Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA)
ALDA serves as a resource center providing information and referrals, self-help, and support groups for people deafened as adults. ALDA works to increase public awareness of the special needs of deafened adults.
Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses (AMPHL)
AMPHL aims to assist those in the professional health fields address issues surrounding their hearing loss. To help achieve this goal, their Web site provides information based on current issues in health fields along with personal experiences and insights into making hearing loss more compatible with the medical profession.
Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Boys Town National Research Hospital’s mission is to “help heal America’s children and operate the nation’s leading clinical research center for childhood hearing loss and related disorders.” Their Web site offers information on the causes of hearing loss in children as well as information on hearing testing.The Web site www.babyhearing.org was created by the Boys Town National Research Hospital to answer parents’ questions about infant hearing screening and follow-up testing, steps to take after diagnosis of hearing loss, hearing loss and hearing aids, language and speech, and parenting issues.
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Center for Hearing and Communication
The Center for Hearing and Communication offers people who are hard of hearing or deaf access to diagnostic, rehabilitation, counseling, and education programs. The mission of this nonprofit agency is to improve the quality of life for people with all degrees of hearing loss and to offer comprehensive services regardless of age or mode of communication.
Deafness and Family Communication Center (DFCC) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The DFCC is an organization dedicated to helping parents make better decisions for their deaf and hard of hearing children. Their Web site has information and resources on hearing loss in children from birth to teens.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Deafness and Family Communication Center
3535 Market Street, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. Its national support network includes an office in the Washington, DC, area as well as 14 state organizations and 200 local chapters.
Hearing Loss Association of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)
IFHOH has charitable and benevolent aims and is a nonpolitical and nonsectarian organization. It helps hard of hearing or deaf people of all ages and their families. IFHOH also assists people who suffer from tinnitus or Meniere’s disease.
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
S – 113 84 Stockholm
(011) 05205-15463 (Voice)
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University
The Clerc Center provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Its mission is to improve the quality of education afforded to deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to age 21 throughout the United States.
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002-3695
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Established in 1880, the NAD is the nation’s largest consumer organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications. The NAD focuses on grassroots advocacy and empowerment, captioned media, deafness-related information and publications, legal assistance, policy development and research, public awareness, certification of interpreters, and youth leadership development.
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910
National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)
NBDA is the oldest and largest consumer organization of deaf and hard of hearing black people in the United States. Black deaf leaders were concerned that deaf and hard of hearing African Americans were not adequately represented in leadership and policy-making activities affecting their lives, so they established NBDA in 1982.
National Black Deaf Advocates
P.O. Box 1126
Asheville, NC 28802
National Cued Speech Association (NCSA)
NCSA promotes the effective use of cued speech for communication, language acquisition in more than 50 languages, and literacy. Through publications, exhibits, family/professional learning vacations, and conferences, NCSA provides education, awareness, and support for people with language, hearing, and learning needs, assisting their families and the professionals who serve them.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
NIDCD is one of the institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health. NIDCD supports and conducts research and distributes information to improve the lives of millions of individuals with communication disorders.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
The NIDCD Information Clearinghouse provides information and resources for health professionals, patients, industry, and the public. The NIDCD Directory lists organizations that are national in scope and that focus on health issues relating to hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, or speech. The directory is designed to encourage networking among individuals and organizations that have an interest in deafness and communication disorders.
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892-3456
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
TDI is a national advocacy organization focused on addressing equal access issues in telecommunications and media.
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 604
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3803
World Council on Hearing Health and Deafness Research Foundation
The World Council on Hearing Health is the public education and advocacy arm of the Deafness Research Foundation. Its charge is to provide the strategies and tactics for implementing the programs to fulfill the mission of the Deafness Research Foundation.