We have compiled a list of links that might be of help to you in understanding hearing loss and searching out new technologies to help hard of hearing people. Links with an (MN) designation are Minnesota only.
www.hearingloss.org – HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America) – National Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.
http://mn.gov/deaf-commission/ – Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.
www.dhhsd.org – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services – a division in the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN).
www.tedprogram.org – Telephone Equipment Distribution Program. The TED Program provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment in order to use the phone. The equipment is loaned out at no cost as a long-term loan. Available equipment includes Captel phones, light flashing ring signalers, TTYs, amplified telephones, loud ringers, hands free speakerphones and more.
www.lhh.org – “The League for the Hard of Hearing was founded in 1910 and is a private not-for-profit rehabilitation agency for infants, children and adults who are hard of hearing and deaf.”
www.saywhatclub.com – “SayWhatClub is an Internet-based nonprofit organization that is committed to providing a forum for the hard of hearing, deafened, and those otherwise concerned with hearing loss.”
www.dhh12s.com – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – A 12 Step Recovery Resources for alcoholics who are also deaf or hard of hearing.
www.agbell.org – Alexander Graham Bell Association
www.ata.org – American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
www.menieresfoundation.org – Meniere’s Disease Foundation
www.harriscomm.com – Harris Communications (Assistive Listening Products)
vestibular.org – Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA)(dizziness and balance issues)
www.nad.org – National Association for the Deaf (NAD)
www.minndeaf.org – Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC)
www.asha.org – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Quick Facts about Age-Related Hearing Loss (2:00): Public Service Announcement
Low and No Cost Solutions (2:00): Public Service Announcement
Encouraging Treatment (1:30): Public Service Announcement
The links provided are to files with closed captioning. The videos are also available with audio-description and open captions at the MNCDHH YouTube page at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MNCDHH/videos
Please note that there is unique footage in the different products – the shorter ones are not simply excerpts of the mini-documentary.