Hearing Loss

Todd Landsberg, AuD is an audiologist and an Alport syndrome patient. He has volunteered to help ASF answer patient questions on hearing issues. Dr. Landsberg can be reached at hearing@alportsyndrome.org.

 

The following resources are available to assist adults and children dealing with hearing loss.

 

American Academy of Audiology
https://audiology.org/
The world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists.

American Cochlear Implant Alliance
http://www.acialliance.org/
Overview of cochlear implants and how to go about obtaining and affording.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
https://www.asha.org/
Resources for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, students, and faculty.

Better Hearing Institute
http://www.betterhearing.org/hearingpedia/hearing-loss-resources
Information on hearing loss and options for treating it.

http://www.betterhearing.org/hearingpedia/hearing-loss-resources/financial-assistance
List of resources in the USA and Canada for financial assistance for a variety of needs related to hearing loss

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
http://www.chha.ca/chha/projects-funding.php
List of financial assistance for purchasing hearing aids and assistive devices.

http://www.chha.ca/documents/Hearing_Aid_Subsidies_Across_Canada.pdf
Canadian hearing aid subsidies

Caption Fish
http://www.captionfish.com/
Search for cinema locations in your area featuring Closed Captioning.

Ear Community
http://www.earcommunity.com/helpful-resources/financial/hearing-aid-financial-assistance/
National resources for financial assistance for hearing devices

Hearing Charities of America
https://www.hearingaiddonations.org/resources/
National resources and resources listed by state for financial assistance for hearing devices

Hearing Loss Association of America
http://www.hearingloss.org/content/financial-assistance-programs-foundations
National resources for financial assistance for hearing devices

 

John Tracy Clinic
http://www.jtc.org/
Offers parent-centered programs and services for young children with hearing loss

Lions Clubs International Foundation
http://www.lcif.org/EN/our-programs/humanitarian-efforts/hearing/
Financial assistance for hearing devices offered through local Lions Clubs

Miracle-Ear Foundation
https://www.miracle-ear.com/en-us/miracle-ear-foundation/Eligibility
Financial assistance for hearing devices

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
http://www.infanthearing.org
National resource for ensuring infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified early and receive appropriate intervention.

http://www.infanthearing.org/earlychildhood/docs/FundingHearingAidsforChildren2.pdf
Financial assistance resources for purchasing hearing aids for infants and toddlers

Starkey Hearing Foundation — Hear Now
https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/hear-now
Financial assistance for hearing devices

University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic
http://hesp.umd.edu/content/about-hearing-and-speech-clinic
Low-cost clinic for services to the hearing impaired. Check for similar programs at local universities in your area.

 

You may also find assistance through your state government website.   A few examples are listed below:

Arizona Department of Health Services
http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/owch/pdf/sensory/HearingAids-ResourcesForParents_English.pdf

Colorado Department of Health Services
http://www.ccdhh.com/pdf/Directory/Colorado%20Resources%20for%20Hearing%20Aids.pdf

Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation
http://www.ct.gov/brs/lib/brs/pdfs/resourcesforhearingaids.pdf

Hear-It AISBL
http://www.hear-it.org/hearing-loss-Canada
International database on hearing loss includes information on hearing loss coverage through the Canadian healthcare system.

Hearing Loss Association of America
http://www.hearingloss.org/content/state-agencies
Lists links to state agencies for all US states

Massachusetts Health and Human Services
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mcdhh/programs/hearing-dogs/financial-assistance-and-recycling-hearing-aids.html

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/hearingaidinfo.shtml

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