Links are provided for information only and do not imply an endorsement of views, products or services. John Tracy Clinic cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of any information found on any of these sites.
- Organizations for Persons with a Hearing Loss
- Parent Blogs
- Parent Information
- Cochlear Implants
- Hearing Aid Manufacturers
- FM Systems
- Educational Programs for Children
- Medical Research Organizations
- Advocacy Organizations
- Teacher Education
- Products for the Deaf
- Hope for Hearing
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, www.agbell.org
Better Hearing Institute, www.betterhearing.org
National Association of the Deaf, www.nad.org
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, www.nidcd.nih.gov/
Hearing Loss Association of California, http://www.hearinglossca.org
Listen Up, www.listen-up.org
Beginnings for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc., www.ncbegin.org
National Deaf Children’s Society, www.ndcs.org.uk
Personal blogs from parents who have participated in JTC programs
Infant Hearing Loss, www.babyhearing.org
Language and Early Literacy, http://www.walearning.com/
Hands and Voices http://www.handsandvoices.org/
American Society for Deaf Children, http://www.deafchildren.org/default.aspx
Center for Hearing and Communication, http://www.chchearing.org/about-hearing-loss/children
Services for children with hearing loss http://www.infanthearing.org/earlyintervention/part_c_eligibility.pdf
Sound foundation for babies http://hope.cochlearamericas.com/node/2256
CI Circle parent resources http://www.cicircle.org/
CDC Center for Childhood Hearing Loss, http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/freematerials.html
Auditory Verbal Therapy UK Charity, www.auditoryverbal.org.uk
Directory of Auditory Verbal Therapists, http://nc.agbell.org/page.aspx?pid=350
Deafness and Family Communication Center, www.raisingdeafkids.org
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, http://nichcy.org/disability/categories
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), www.infanthearing.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, www.asha.org
Academy of Doctors of Audiology, www.audiologist.org
American Academy of Audiology, www.audiology.org
Educational Audiology Association, www.edaud.org
Cochlear Corporation, www.cochlear.com
Advanced Bionics, www.advancedbionics.com
CI Companies’ Resources, ISD Outreach Program site
Telex FM, www.telex.com
Phonic Ear, www.phonicear.com
Clerc National Deaf Education Center, http://www.gallaudet.edu/Clerc_Center/Information_and_Resources.html
The Ear Foundation, UK, http://www.earfoundation.org.uk/
Involving your child in reading http://www.readingrockets.org/article/400/
Early literacy ideas http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/ta_cell_pop1.php
Option Schools for Auditory Oral Education, http://optionschools.org/
Department of Education - Special Education, http://idea.ed.gov
Services for deaf infants and toddlers, http://www.infanthearing.org/earlyintervention/part_c_eligibility.pdf
Boys Town National Research Hospital, http://www.boystownhospital.org/hearingLoss/Pages/default.aspx
Add: Marion Downs Hearing Center, http://www.mariondowns.com/our-research/pediatric
House Ear Institute, www.hei.org
Special Education Advocates, www.wrightslaw.com
Family Village, www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
Family & Advocates Partnership for Education (IDEA Partnerships Project Partner), www.fape.org
ACE - DHH, http://www.acedhh.org
Gallaudet University, www.gallaudet.edu
Network of Educators of Children with Cochlear Implants (NECCI), www.childrenshearing.org
Plural Publishing, Inc. for Pediatric Audiology Books, www.pluralpublishing.com
Harris Communications, http://www.harriscomm.com/
Creating personalized books for children with hearing loss http://www.experiencebooks.co.uk
Listed below are resources that may offer funding for hearing aids and implants. Please note this link was originally part of Hope for Hearing, an organization that provided information about hearing loss, but it is no longer active.
For Adults and Children:
Offers downloadable booklet discussing hearing aid and cochlear implant funding sources.
Healthy Hearing provides a guide for financial help and articles about hearing aids and hearing loss.
SO THE WORLD MAY HEAR
The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Hear Now program provides hearing aids for deaf and hard of hearing persons living in the United States. Applications are available online.
LIONS INTERNATIONAL http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/assistance-requests.php The Lions Club provides hearing aids to people with limited finances who are legal residents of the U.S. This includes people with Green Cards.
The Looking for Hearing Aid Assistance page provides information about help in different parts of the country
HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
This organization provides information about many national or regional resources for obtaining amplification.
Hearing for Children
Hearing For Children is dedicated to making cochlear implants available to children and adults worldwide
Help Me Hear Foundation
This foundation provides amplification for children worldwide
Gift of Hearing Foundation
The Gift of Hearing Foundation works with the medical community to provide financial support for a select number of economically disadvantaged patients receive cochlear implants.
Let Them Hear Foundation
Provides clinical services primarily in Palo Alto and on mission trips around the world, and consultations for hearing aids and cochlear implants
THE HIKE FUND, INC
The HIKE fund provides hearing aids, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile aids, alerting systems and specialized sports equipment for children from birth to 20 years of age. An application can be assessed through their website.
MIRACLE EAR CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION, http://www.miracle-ear.com/childrenrequest.aspx
DISABLED CHILDREN’S RELIEF FUND
Applications are available at the website between April and September
Oticon’s National Loaner Bank program provides hearing aids for children from birth to three years of age while they wait for their personal amplification or cochlear implant.
Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss http://www.childrenwithhearingloss.org/ Provides training in developing countries to empower families and service providers to help young children use hearing technology and communicate through listening and spoken language
John Tracy Clinic (JTC) provides diagnostic and educational programs to families of young children with hearing loss. It does not offer funds for equipment, surgery or individual and organizational financial needs. Visit other sections of JTC’s website to learn about onsite and distance services available.