Internet Resources for People with Hearing Loss
My wife often says that if you have to be deaf, this is
a good time to do it. What she means is that we have an abundance of
technology, support groups, information, etc. that were unheard of just
a few years ago. One of the great new resources is the Internet; what a
great way for people to connect.
This page contains categorized links to some of the
Internet resources we think may be helpful to people with hearing loss.
Please click on the appropriate category below.
General Hearing Loss Information
Kids and Hearing Loss
Musicians with Hearing Loss
Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss
August 2009 - Online Resources for
Folks with Hearing Loss
November 2009 -
CHC Launches "Ask the Experts"
is an international non-profit organization whose site contains lots of
information on all aspects of hearing loss.
Weinhouse's great hearing loss blog. It's updated regularly with
interesting and timely articles, and generates some thoughtful
Psychotherapy is person-centred psychotherapy through touch and may be of
particular benefit to people with hearing loss. There is also a website
for professional therapists at
Bloch Healing: Principles and
BHI maintains a great list of organizations that provide assistance
acquiring hearing aids.
Hear Now is part of the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Here
is a description of their services along with income guidelines for
hearing aid purchase assistance
help paying for that hearing aid?
Another source of assistance for hearing aid purchase is Listen
You should also check your local service clubs - Sertoma, Lions,
For those of modest means, Audient
Alliance may be the answer!
If you're working, check with your local Vocational
The Starkey Hearing Foundation
Finally, if your insurance claim has been denied, check with Let
Them Hear to see if they can help you.
Up has been around forever and does a great job of working with
families that include kids with hearing loss.
Another longstanding resource for families that include
kids with hearing loss is Parents
Place. They also host a very informative weekly chat.
is a new website that's affiliated with The Children's Hospital of
Another new site that looks really interesting is www.helpkidshear.org
One more : www.hearmefoundation.org
Hearing loss can be especially tough on those with an
interest in music. Here are some resources for them:
Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss
Association of Medical
Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL)