Patient Education Library Links

Organizations & Associations for those with Hearing Loss and Related Disorders

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

An information center concentrating on child hearing loss, AG Bell focuses on technology, speech, residual hearing, written and spoken language. The center also provides support and advocacy for individuals, parents and families.

Contact Information
Alexander Graham Bell Association
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-337-5220 (Voice)
202-337-5221 (TTY)
www.agbell.org
info@agbell.org

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Information
1650 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314-2857
703-836-4444
http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/patients.cfm (information for patients)

Vestibular Disorders Association

The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders can also result from or be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions, or occur for unknown reasons.

Contact Information
PO Box 13305
Portland, OR 97213
http://www.vestibular.org/vestibular-disorders.php

American Tinnitus Association (ATA)

A nonprofit organization providing the information and resources for tinnitus patients, promoting tinnitus awareness to the general public and the medical community and funding for the tinnitus researchers.

Contact Information
American Tinnitus Association
P.O. Box 5
Portland, OR 97207-0005
800-634-8978
www.ata.org
tinnitus@ata.org

Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA)

A resource center for information and referrals, self-help, and support groups of people deafened as adults, ALDA also works to increase public awareness about the problems faced by adults facing hearing loss later in life.

Contact Information
Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc.
8038 MacIntosh Lane
Rockford, IL 61107
815-332-1515 (Voice/TTY)
866-402-2532 (Voice/TTY)
www.alda.org
info@alda.org

Boys Town National Research Hospital

A research hospital whose mission is to "help heal America's children and operate the nation's leading clinical research center for childhood hearing loss and related disorders."

Boy's Town's Web site offers information on hearing loss and hearing testing for children and their site www.babyhearing.org answers parents' questions about hearing screening and follow-up testing for infants, steps to take once diagnosed and other resources for parents

Contact Information
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131
402-498-6511 (Voice)
www.boystownhospital.org

Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC)

Contact Information
Center for Hearing & Communication (formerly the League for the Hard of Hearing)
50 Broadway
New York, New York 10010
Telephone: (917) 305-7700
http://www.chchearing.org

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

Contact Information
Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly the National Board of Self Help for the Hard of Hearing)
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Telephone: (301) 657-2248
Fax: (301) 913-9413
http://www.hlaa.org