We encourage you to explore the resources listed below. Should you have questions about your specific hearing needs, please call us at (417) 450-4575 or make an appointment.
Support groups, employment and education-related information
Have questions? You can come to us with concerns. If you want more information on a variety of subjects, these resources may help:
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Advocacy group supporting children with hearing loss; information and support for parents and professionals.
- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) – PowerPoint presentation on hearing.
- American Tinnitus Association – Nonprofit organization with resources, information, membership services and assistance to tinnitus sufferers.
- CDC - Hearing information for agricultural workers by the CDC.
- Healthy Hearing - A comprehensive guide to hearing aids, including financial assistance information.
- Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) – Nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels.
- Hearing Loss Association of America– Providing information, education, support, hearing assessments and advocacy for those suffering from hearing-loss disabilities.
- Media Access Group at WGBH – Boston-based nonprofit agency providing caption services for television shows, music videos, home videos and feature films.
- Merck Manual: A Look Inside the Ear – Videos for the public on the ears.
- National Association of the Deaf (NAD) – Protecting the civil rights of the deaf and hearing loss community in education, employment, healthcare, social services and telecommunications.
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) - Conducts and supports research and distributes information on human communication disorders, including those affecting hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.
- Rochester Institute of Technology DeafTEC – Information on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for students with hearing deficiencies (see also their resources for educators).
- Tinnitus Practitioners Association (TPA) – The Tinnitus Practitioners Association is a nonprofit professional organization of audiologists dedicated to providing tinnitus and sound sensitivity care to their patients.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Q&A about deafness and hearing impairments in the workplace.
- UK Charity, Action on Hearing Loss – Diverse information on hearing loss and information for the community.
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