Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20007-2770

Voice: (202) 337-5220

Fax: (202) 337-8314



American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

One Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Voice: (703) 836-4444

TTY: (703) 519-1585

Fax: (703) 683-5100




American Tinnitus Association

PO Box 5, Portland, OR 92707

Voice: (503) 248-9985

Fax: (503) 248-0024




Better Hearing Institute [BHI]

PO Box 1840, Washington, DC 20013

Voice: (703) 642-0580

Toll Free Helpline: (800) 327-9355




Cochlear Implant Club International [CICI]

PO Box 464, Buffalo, New York 14223-0464

Voice/TTY: (716) 838-4462


International Hearing Society [I.H.S.]

16880 Middlebelt Road, Livonia, MI 48154

Voice: (734) 522-7200

Consumer Info: (800) 521-5247

Fax: (734) 522-0200



Additional Resources

(Courtesy of the Better Hearing Institute)


There are many service organizations that offer information to consumers with impaired hearing. Some carry leaflets or brochures and others provide referral services. Some do not have any current consumer services but are cited here to allow you to write to them regarding questions you might have about a particular problem which you feel they might best address.


  • You can visit the Better Hearing Institute's World Wide Web site at The Institute is an umbrella-referral source for organizations which assist hard-of-hearing and deaf people.


  • A free copy of Nerve Deafness and You by Gale Gardner, M.D., is also available on request from the Better Hearing Institute. To receive a copy, please call (800) EAR WELL.


  • Hearing Aids: a User's Guide (1991) by Wayne J. Staab, Ph.D. (512 East Canterbury Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85022) provides important information about selecting and using a hearing aid.


  • For information about the states that have local resources and help those who need hearing aids but cannot afford them, call the Hearing HelpLine -- (800) EAR WELL.


  • Audiologist Richard Carmen, MA, CCC-A, has written The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids(Auricle Ink Publishers, August 1, 1997. Soft Cover -- $17.95). Call (800) EAR WELL for more information