The listings below are resources that may provide you with additional information:
Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is an international volunteer organization composed of people who are hard of hearing, their relatives, and friends. HLAA provides self-help programs and referrals to local chapters. 7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-2249 (TTY)
American Academy of Audiology
The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 10,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190
1 (800) AAA-2336
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) works to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who are hearing, including family members, service providers, and the general public.
1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23229-5012
(804) 662-9502 (V/TTY)
1 (800) 552-7917 (V/TTY)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institutes of Health NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and training and the dissemination of information on disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The NIDCD Clearinghouse offers information to health professionals, patients, industry representatives and the public.
31 Center Dr MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse 1 (800) 241-1044
1 (800) 241-1055 (TTY)
Gallaudet University provides educational programs, vocational training, sign language programs, technology, and barrier free design for those with hearing loss. The site also contains fact sheets, resource listings, and reading lists on all aspects of deafness and hearing loss.
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5052 (TTY)
The National Institute on Aging Information Center
The National Institute on Aging is the component of the National Institutes of Health devoted to improving the health of older people. This site offers the general public and health professionals consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families as well as a description of their research program.
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
1 (800) 222-2225
1-(800) 222-4225 (TTY)
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
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4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838