Hearing Loss Organizations and Associations
Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)
ADA is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care.
Academy of Doctors of Audiology
3446 E High Street, #10
Lexington, KY 40507
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
ARA is a multidisciplinary organization composed of individuals whose professional work is dedicated to fostering and stimulating education, research, and interest in audiologic habilitative and rehabilitative components of hearing care.
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
P.O. Box 2323
Albany, NY 12220-0323
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell)
AG Bell is a membership-based organization that works globally to ensure that people who are deaf or hard of hearing can hear and speak. AG Bell provides ongoing support, information, and resources for families.
Alexander Graham Bell Association
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-337-5220 (Voice) or 202-337-5221 (TTY)
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
AAA is a professional organization of audiologists that provides professional development, education, research, and public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
American Academy of Audiology
11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220
Reston, VA 20191
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
1650 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314-2857
Phone: 703-836-4444 (Voice) or 703-519-1585 (TTY)
American Auditory Society (AAS)
The mission of
AAS is to promote the translation of scientific discovery to clinical practice in hearing and balance disorders through multi-disciplinary interaction among members in clinical care, research, engineering and industry.
American Auditory Society
P.O. Box 779
Pennsville, NJ 08070
American Balance Society (ABS)
ABS is a professional organization of clinicians, technicians, researchers, students, and other professionals who have an interest in vestibular and balance sciences and the assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients with vertigo, dizziness and impaired balance.
American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance
ACI Alliance is a not-for-profit organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness, and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the United States.
P.O. Box 103
McLean, VA 22101-0103
Phone: 703-534-6146 (Voice)
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
ASDC is a national organization of families and professionals committed to educating, empowering, and supporting parents and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The ASDC helps families find meaningful communication options.
American Society for Deaf Children
P.O. Box 23
Woodbine, MD 21797
Phone: 1-800-942-2732 (ASDC)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
Members: 800-498-2071 (Voice)
Nonmembers: 800-638-8255 (Voice)
American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
The mission of
ATA is to find cures for tinnitus and hyperacusis. This nonprofit organization funds targeted research, provides education support for the tinnitus community, advocates for public policies that advance science toward cures, and collaborates with others to promote awareness and encourage prevention.
American Tinnitus Association
P.O. Box 424049
Washington, DC 20042-4049
Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL)
AAMHL's mission is to create opportunities for adult musicians with hearing loss to discuss the challenges they face in making and listening to music; create opportunities for public performance; provide ongoing feedback to hearing health professionals; and provide educational opportunities.
P.O. Box 522
Rockville, MD 20848
Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA)
ALDA serves as a resource center providing information and referrals, self-help, and support groups for people deafened as adults. ALDA works to increase public awareness of the special needs of deafened adults.
Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc.
8038 MacIntosh Lane, Suite 2
Rockford, IL 61107-5336
Phone: 815-332-1515 (Voice/TTY)
Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses (AMPHL)
AMPHL aims to assist health care professionals with hearing loss by providing information, promoting advocacy and mentorship, and creating a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care.
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Boys Town National Research Hospital's mission is to help heal America's children and operate the nation's leading clinical research center for childhood hearing loss and related disorders. Their website offers information on the causes of hearing loss in children as well as information on hearing testing.
babyhearing.org was created by the Boys Town National Research Hospital to answer parents' questions about infant hearing screening and follow-up testing, steps to take after diagnosis of hearing loss, hearing loss and hearing aids, language and speech, and parenting issues.
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 531-355-1234 (Voice)
Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC)
CHC provides high-quality, comprehensive services to empower people affected by hearing loss, deafness, or hearing challenges.
Center for Hearing and Communication
50 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 917-305-7700 (Voice)
Coalition for Global Hearing Health
The purpose of the
Coalition for Global Hearing Health is to improve ear and hearing health and the lives of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, especially those in low- and middle- income communities.
Coalition for Global Hearing Health's Contact Us form.
Deafness and Family Communication Center (DFCC) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
DFCC is an organization dedicated to helping parents make better decisions for their deaf and hard of hearing children. Their website has information and resources on hearing loss in children from birth to teens.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Deafness and Family Communication Center
3440 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-7440 (Voice) or 215-590-6817 (TTY)
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Educational Audiology Association (EAA)
EAA is an international organization of audiologists and related professionals who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children, particularly those in educational settings.
Educational Audiology Association
700 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 708
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 800-460-7EAA (7322) (Voice)
Hearing Health Foundation
Hearing Health Foundation's mission is "to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and to promote hearing health."
Hearing Health Foundation
575 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-257-6140 (Voice)
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. Its national support network includes an office in the Washington, DC, area as well as 14 state organizations and 200 local chapters.
Hearing Loss Association of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-657-2248 (Voice/TTY)
Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization working to integrate person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation.
Egebækvej 98, 2850 Nærum
Phone: +45 70227217 (Voice)
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)
IFHOH has charitable and benevolent aims and is an international, non-governmental organization. It helps hard of hearing or deaf people of all ages and their families. IFHOH also assists people who suffer from tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, hyperacusis, and auditory processing disorders.
IFHOH's Contact Us form.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University
Clerc Center provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Its mission is to improve the quality of education afforded to deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to age 21 throughout the United States.
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002
Phone: 202-651-5855 (TTY/Voice)
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Established in 1880, the
NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States. The organization focuses on impacting future generations in the areas of education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more--improving the lives of millions of deaf and hard of hearing Americans.
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-587-1788 (ZVRS) or 301-587-1789 (TTY)
National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH)
NBASLH was incorporated in Washington D.C., June 30, 1978. The organization was established to provide a viable mechanism through which the professional needs of the Black professionals, students, and the communicatively handicapped community could be met.
National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing
191 Clarksville Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Phone: 609-799-4900 (Voice)
National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)
NBDA is the oldest and largest consumer organization of deaf and hard of hearing black people in the United States. Black deaf leaders were concerned that deaf and hard of hearing African Americans were not adequately represented in leadership and policy-making activities affecting their lives, so they established NBDA in 1982.
National Black Deaf Advocates
P.O. Box 11032
Carson, CA 90746
NBDA's Contact Us form.
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
NCHAM serves as the National Technical Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems.
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
Utah State University, 2615 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
NCHAM's contact information webpage.
National Cued Speech Association (NCSA)
NCSA supports effective communication, language development (international languages), and literacy in families with deaf, hard of hearing, or learning disabled infants, children, and youth through the use of Cued Speech.
National Cued Speech Association
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 190-713
Washington, DC 20004
NCSA's Contact Us form.
National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)
NHCA is an organization representing audiologists, engineers, industrial hygienists, safety professional, physicians, nurses, and others who are who are dedicated to preventing hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society.
National Hearing Conservation Association
P.O. Box 3406
Englewood, CO 80155
NHCA's Contact Us webpage.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
NIDCD is one of the institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. NIDCD supports and conducts research and distributes information to improve the lives of millions of individuals with communication impairments or disorders.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse provides information and resources for health professionals, patients, people in industry, and the public. The NIDCD Clearinghouse collects, disseminates, and coordinates information and materials related to hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, or language.
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892-3456
Phone: 800-241-1044 (Voice) or 800-241-1055 (TTY)
TDI Online (TDI)
TDI (formerly Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.) is a national advocacy organization focused on addressing equal access issues in telecommunications and media for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deaf-blind.
TDI Online's Contact Us form.
Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA)
VeDA's mission is to inform, support, and advocate for the vestibular community.
Vestibular Disorders Association
5018 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: 800-837-8428 (800-VESTIBU)
World Hearing Forum
World Hearing Forum, part of the World Health Organization, is a global network of stakeholders promoting ear and hearing care worldwide.
World Hearing Forum
Avenue Appia 20
Phone: +41-22-7912111 (Voice)