Links

National HLAA

http://www.hearingloss.org/

The National HLAA website provides links to over 160 hearing loss sites.  Click on the link above, then use their Search field to find your desired information.

 
Coping Links

http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/videos


Fun Links

http://www.sound101.org


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/globalisation/noisyplanet/index.shtml

For Veterans

Note: A HLAA National membership is discounted to veterans.


http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11099&page=R1

http://www.rit.edu/ntid/veterans/


The following link is an excellent article on Tinnitus from the New Yorker Magazine:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/02/09/090209fa_fact_groopman


Hearing Loss Health and Medical Advice

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hearing-loss/DS00172

http://www.hearinglossweb.com


The following link has several excellent articles about issues that the hearing impaired have.  It also offers a Patient's Awareness Kit for Hospitals and Medical Facilities:

http://www.hohadvocates.org/index.php



The following links pertain to heredity hearing loss:


http://www.geneclinics.org/profiles/deafness-overview/details.html


http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3138&q=387720

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/releases/09/03_16_09.htm

http://www.hearingreview.com/insider/2009-04-23_02.asp



The following links pertain to ototoxicity, which is an growing cause of hearing loss:

http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/bilat/ototoxins.html

 

http://www.hearinglosshelp.com/articles.htm#ototoxic_drugs


The following link describes University
of Rochester
research: Estrogen Controls How Brain Processes Sound:

http://www.hearingreview.com/insider/2009-05-14_02.asp



Induction Loop Systems


The following link offers information about Induction Loop Systems.  It includes a questionnaire to determine requirements, shows a schematic of the loop, and describes how it works.

http://www.ovalwindowaudio.com/about.htm

http://metrosoundpros.nj.relidy.net/commercial.php?q=1679

 

http://www.hearingloopnewyork.com/how-to-purchcase/

 

http://www.shanahansound.com/assistive-listening-devices

 

http://www.hearingloopsystemsofct.com/


Soundproofing


The following site provides terrific information on soundproofing applications:


http://www.allnoisecontrol.com/index.cfm



Our Airspace Issue

Frequent, low-flying aircraft are a major contributor to ambient noise.  Increasing ambient noise makes it difficult for everyone to communicate and over time can contribute to hearing loss.  The following links describe the issue more broadly than just hearing loss:

http://www.sensibleairspace.org/

http://www.ourairspace.org/


Use the link below to contact your US Senators:


http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


Use the link below to track action in Congress:


http://thomas.loc.gov/


Hearing Products


Note: the site below, Harris Communication Corp., offers 10% to HLAA National members:


http://www.harriscomm.com


http://www.hearingtracker.com


http://www.tecear.com


The following link is to the Starkey Hearing Foundation that provides funding for hearing aids. It also will accept used hearing aids and donate them to the needy: 


www.sotheworldmayhear.org


Induction Loop Systems


The following link offers information about Induction Loop Systems.  The website includes a questionnaire to determine requirements, shows a schematic of the loop, and describes how it works. As a chapter policy, we do not endorse any vendor for any product, system, or service.

http://www.ovalwindowaudio.com/about.htm

Noise and Hearing Loss 


The link below is for kids who listen to iPods and MP3 music players:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_health_effects

http://www.euro.who.int/Noise


The link below is one of the best compendiums on noise and health risks:

http://www.lhh.org/noise/archives/index.html

The link below is for students and educators concerned about classroom design for good hearing.  It also points to the Noise Pollution Clearing House that offers other resources:

http://www.quietclassrooms.org/index.htm

Closed Captioning for TV Viewing

'A Guide to Closed Captioning Technology'
has some great information all about closed captioning including a definition.

http://www.vicaps.com/guide-to-closed-captioning-technology.php

Hearing Loss Statistics

http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/en/


http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/forum.asp?articlekey=24720

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19726433.400-aircraft-noise-poses-a-health-risk-for-sleepers.html


http://ehstoday.com/ppe/hearing-protection/ehs_imp_34096/



Music Listening and Hearing Loss

http://www.physorg.com/news80304823.html


http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/04_scenihr/docs/scenihr_o_018.pdf


http://www.eubusiness.com/Media/health-mp3-briefing



Books and Articles on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

http://www.soundbytes.com/page/SB/CTGY/BooksonHearingLoss

Canine Companion Sites

http://www.cci.org


http://www.dogsforthedeaf.org/



Link to 100 More Links on Many Subjects

http://www.tecear.com/Resources_and_Links.htm


www.dynamic-living.com


State Resources

http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3138&q=387720


The following site provides links to over 70 sites:

http://www.cdhi.ct.gov/cdhi/site/default.asp


The following site, the Disability Resource Center in Stratford, CT, provides equipment and devices that enable disabled people to live more independently.  They also have assistive listening devices for the Hearing Disabled:

www.drcfc.org


Fairfield County Resources

County-wide and beyond

To find close-captioned theaters, movies, and movie show-times for theaters that support captioning near you, enter the type of entertainment you desire and the adjective "captioning" in Google.  Theaters in Danbury, Milford, Stratford and other towns participate.

Wilton


Below is a link to an article about Wilton's noise ordinance:

http://wilton.patch.com/articles/noise-ordinance-follow

http://www.unitedcovenantchurch.org



Norwalk

http://www.norwalkseniorcenter.org/



Westport


Danbury


Fairfield


Stratford -- See the Disability Resource Center link, just above this section