Blogs to Check Out
- Katherine Bouton is an advocate and educator for the deaf and hard of hearing. (She is a mem of HLAA and the current president of HLAA- NYC Chapter https://katherinebouton.com/
- Welcome To Hearing Loss Talk – By Monique Hammond, RPH (A member of HLAA-TC and past president of HLAA-TC) https://hearing-loss-talk.com/blog-hearing-loss
- Shari Eberts is a writer and advocate on hearing loss and a member of HLAA. (And spoke at our April 2023 meeting) https://livingwithhearingloss.com/
- https://earshotriport.com/ – Rip Wilson and the first human trial of gene therapy to restore hearing loss.
Articles and Educational Videos
Communication is a Two Way Street: Better Communication Habits, A Guide for Family and Friends
Have a Hearing Loss, In the Hospital? By Kathi Mestayer (An article published at the Hearing Health Foundation)
(The following are videos from other organizations, for video recordings of HLAA-TC Chapter Meetings, go to our Video page.)
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 (click the link).
Please note that there is unique footage in the different products – the shorter ones are not simply excerpts of the mini-documentary.
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.
www.hearingloss.org/hearing-help/communities/patients/ – Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care
mn.gov/deaf-commission/ – Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.
mn.gov/deaf-hard-of-hearing/ – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services – a division in the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN).
TED Program from MN DHHSD- mn.gov/deaf-hard-of-hearing/communication-access/ted/ 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.
www.agbell.org – Alexander Graham Bell Association
www.ata.org – American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
www.american-hearing.org/disease/menieres-disease/ – American Hearing Research Foundation on Meniere’s Disease
www.diglo.com/ – Diglo (Formerly Harris Communications) Assistive Listening Products
vestibular.org – Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA)(dizziness and balance issues)
www.asha.org – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
askjan.org – Job Accommodation Network
Your Rights Under the ADA
Organizations Helping with Accessibility (Minnesota)
Minnesota Access Alliance– Organization for Accessibility in the Arts. Offers a frequently updated calendar of local Twin Cities accessible events; Minnesota Accessible Activities Calendar- https://calendar.mnaccess.org/
Social Groups for Hearing Loss (Minnesota)
From Sara Oberg’s Presentation: 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.
Clear Speech from a presentation by Mary Bauer: Synopsis of a presentation by Mary Bauer. Click here for the pdf.
“Hearing Handle With Care 2022 Conference: For a list of resources and handouts from the “Hearing Handle With Care-“-2022 Conference, visit the conference page
COVID-19 Information for the Hearing Loss Community
- “COVID-19: An Illustrated Scientific Study” By Yale School of Medicine September 20, 2020.
- “Which mask is best for hearing” By Ryan M. Corey, August 11, 2020.