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HEAR NOW, a domestic program of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, provides hearing aids to people with no other resources to acquire hearing aids. HEAR NOW is a program of last resort; all other options must be used before service is awarded. Professional/consumer fact sheets and brochures are available.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively. Here you will find resources to help you understand communication and communication disorders.
Better Hearing Institute
BHI is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with hearing aids, exposing the consequences of untreated hearing loss and showing consumers how treatment can solve problems associated with hearing loss.
Hearing Loss Association of American
HLAA is a national organization with more than 200 local chapters throughout the United States. HLAA brings consumers and policy makers together to learn about communication access at national, state and local levels and to affect legislation impacting people with hearing loss. Their website provides timely and reliable information about hearing loss.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NIDCD is one of the federal institutes comprising the National Institutes of Health whose mission it is to uncover knowledge to help, prevent, detect, diagnose and treat disease and disability. The NIDCD site provides hearing health information in English and Spanish.
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.)
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) is world-renowned for its efforts to educate the public about the dangers of excessive noise and to provide adequate hearing protection to musicians and music fans. H.E.A.R. promotes awareness about hearing damage by disseminating public service information and announcements to the media, producing hearing conservation “rocumentary” DVDs, and by establishing information and earplug tables at music events in the United States.
Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss
Rapid advances in the bioscience and technology of hearing (many of which originated at Stanford) make it realistic to envision a cure for hearing loss within a foreseeable time horizon. Stanford is seeking resources to create a large scale research effort to create biological cures for major forms of inner ear hearing loss within the foreseeable future.