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.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/globalisation/noisyplanet/index.shtml F or Veterans Note: A HLAA National membership is discounted to veterans.
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
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:
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:
The following link describes University 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://metrosoundpros.nj.relidy.net/commercial.php?q=1679 http://www.hearingloopnewyork.com/how-to-purchcase/ http://www.shanahansound.com/assistive-listening-devices
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.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:
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.
Noise and Hearing Loss The link below is for kids who listen to iPods and MP3 music players:
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://ehstoday.com/ppe/hearing-protection/ehs_imp_34096/ Music Listening and Hearing Loss
Books and Articles on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids http://www.soundbytes.com/page/SB/CTGY/BooksonHearingLoss
Canine Companion Sites
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:
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.
http://www.norwalkseniorcenter.org/ Westport Danbury Fairfield Stratford -- See the Disability Resource Center link, just above this section