Information and literature on any hearing-related issues.
Voice: 1-800-327-9355 (24 hr.)
Provides general literature on hearing aids and hearing loss. Referrals to hearing instrument specialists. Leave name and address, information will be mailed. Sponsored by International Hearing Society.
Voice: 1-800-521-5247 ext. 2 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)
Referrals to national agencies on hearing, speech, language, smell, taste, voice and balance disorders. Publishes fact sheets, brochures, information packets and newsletters.
Voice: 1-800-241-1044 (BILINGUAL)
Information and support for parents and preschool deaf children. Free correspondence course for parents.
Voice: 1-800-522-4582 (BILINGUAL / Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm PST)
Information on speech, hearing and language disabilities. Referrals to ASHA certified clinics. Database of information on listening devices. Sponsored by American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-638-8255 (voice/TDD; Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
TDD: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-638-8255 (voice/TDD; Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
Helps financially needy individuals obtain hearing aids. Collects used hearing aids for recycling. Information and referrals. Automated telephone line, leave message and call will be returned within two days.
Voice: 1-800-648-4327 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm CST)
Information and referrals on education, health, employment, technology, communication and recreation for children who are deaf-blind. Newsletter.
Provides free loan of described and captioned educational media. Clearinghouse of information related to educational media access and a gateway to Internet resources related to accessibility. Free registration and services. Sponsored by US Dept. of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
Voice: 1-800-237-6213 (BILINGUAL)
TDD: 1-800-237-6819 (Mon-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)
Encourages and supports the use of cued speech for communication, language development and literacy. Networking, literature, advocacy, phone support, conferences, family camps, information and referrals.
Voice: 1-800-459-3529 (voice/TTY)
TDD: 1-800-459-3529 (voice/TTY)
Offers over the phone hearing screening for persons (aged 14+). Provides hearing information and referral services.
Voice: 1-800-222-3277 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm EST)
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