Hearing health


Hearing Health Resources

The American Academy of Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of audiologists. The academy provides quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

American Academy of Audiology also operates a consumer website called "How's your hearing?" featuring topics such as hearing, hearing loss prevention, hearing aids, cochlear implants, common conditions and more.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA is the professional, scientific and credentialing association for member speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech, language and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. A portion of their website is dedicated to educational resources for consumers.

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 America

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.

International Hearing Society

IHS is a membership association representing hearing care professionals throughout the world. IHS conducts programs in competency accreditation, education and training and encourages specialty-level certification for its members. A portion of its site is dedicated to hearing health information for consumers.

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.