American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
1650 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314-2857
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck
Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization of physicians dedicated
to the care of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders. Its Web site includes
information for the general public on ENT disorders.
American Hearing Research Foundation
8 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-4539
The American Hearing Research Foundation helps pay for
research into hearing and balance disorders and also helps to educate the
public about these disorders. On their website you can find general
information on many common ear disorders, including descriptions, causes,
diagnoses, and treatments. References are also included as a source for further
information. The American Hearing Research Foundation also publishes a
newsletter, available by subscription, as well as a number of pamphlets on a
variety of topics.
This organization provides education and a network of
services through clinics and self-help groups for patients with tinnitus. It
also publishes a quarterly newsletter.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
DisordersNational Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
The National Institute on Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health,
advances research in all aspects of human communication and helps people who
have communication disorders. The website has information about hearing,
balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.
Vestibular Disorders Association
P.O. Box 13305
Portland, OR 97213-0305
This organization provides information and support for
people with dizziness, balance disorders, and related hearing problems. A
quarterly newsletter, fact sheets, booklets, videotapes, a list of other
members in your area, and information about centers and doctors specializing in
balance disorders are all available to members.