Deaf / Hearing Impaired / Tinnitus / Meniere's
National. Founded 1967. Information and support for parents and families with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Endeavor Magazine published 3 times/yr., biennial conventions, information and referral. Guidelines for starting similar groups. Dues $40/yr.
American Society for Deaf Children
#2047, 3820 Hartzdale Dr.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Voice: hotline: 1-800-942-2732
National. 100 groups. Founded 1971. Provides support, information, education and advocacy for persons affected by tinnitus. Funds research. Dues $35/yr for online membership and $40 for full membership ($55 outside the U.S.) includes 'Tinnitus Today' magazine.
American Tinnitus Association
P.O. Box 5
Portland, OR 97207
Voice: 1-800-634-8978 or 503-248-9985
National. 51 affiliated groups. Founded 1880. Federation of state associations, organizational and business affiliates that fights for the civil rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans. Offers grassroots and youth leadership development and legal expertise across a broad spectrum of areas including, but not limited to, accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications and transportation. Provides advocacy information and resources.
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton St., Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Founded 1958. 30 Chapters, Supports children and adults living with hearing loss to achieve independence through listening and talking with financial aid, college scholarships, education programs and materials as well as a local network of state chapters throughout the US.
AG Bell Association
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
National. 16 affiliated chapters. Founded 1977. Promotes the educational, economical and social welfare of deaf and hard-of-hearing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons and their friends. Discussion of practical problems and solutions. Advocacy, conferences, newsletter, assistance in starting groups, moderated online mutual help activities. Online information on contacting a local chapter.
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
c/o Henry Carter,
731 Lake Drive
Snellville, GA 30039
International. 12 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Provides mutual support for hearing children (over the age of 18) of deaf parents. Promotes family awareness and individual growth through self-help groups, educational programs, advocacy and resource development. Newsletter, assistance in starting groups, information and referrals. Dues $25/yr.
Children of Deaf Adults
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Voice: 805-682-0997 (voice/TTY) (9am-9pm PST)
TDD: 805-682-0997 (voice/TTY) (9am-9pm PST)
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