Blogs to Check Out

Katherine Bouton is an advocate and educator for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Welcome To Hearing Loss Talk – By Monique Hammond, RPH

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.

Organizations – HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America) – National Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. – Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care – Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services – a division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN). – 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. – Alexander Graham Bell Association – American Tinnitus Association (ATA) – Meniere’s Disease Foundation – Harris Communications (Assistive Listening Products) – Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA)(dizziness and balance issues) – National Association for the Deaf (NAD) – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)  – Join and follow the Hearing Loss Group. Mayo Clinic Connect is an online forum where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you  – Rip Wilson and the first human trial of gene therapy to restore hearing loss.
Organizations for Accessibility in the Arts:
Minnesota Access Alliance- Minnesota Accessible Activities Calendar-

Minnesota Adult Cochlear Implant Social Group:

This group was started in 2011 by speech-language pathologist and aural rehabilitation specialist, Sara Oberg, in order to connect individuals who have cochlear implants and their friends, family members, spouses, partners, etc. This group meets on a monthly basis, typically on Sunday afternoons! The location varies throughout the metro area. We welcome new members! If you or someone you know is interested in joining this group and receiving emails about our monthly meetings please email your name and email address to Sara Oberg, B.M., M.A., CCC- SLP:

Research Information

Performance analysis of ten brands of batteries for hearing aids.

Hearing Loss and Sleep

What to Know When You Buy Hearing Aids

Birth Injury Justice Center Disability Support:

Sara Oberg Presentation Handout

A pdf file containing links to websites to practice your listening skills and a list of iPad apps to practice your skills. Click here for the pdf.

Educational Videos

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

Age-Related Hearing Loss: A Growing Public Health Issue (7:48)

Tools for Living Successfully with Hearing Loss (6:37)

Hearing Loss Matters, A Mini-documentary (26:46)

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:

Please note that there is unique footage in the different products – the shorter ones are not simply excerpts of the mini-documentary.

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