What is an Audiologist?
On average, most Americans don't know how to recognize the first signs of hearing loss or which health professional is qualified to diagnose and treat the condition. If you think you may have hearing loss, you need to see an Audiologist.
An audiologist is a licensed and clinically experienced health-care professional who specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating people with hearing loss and balance disorders. The first step in treatment of a hearing problem is to get your hearing evaluated by an audiologist. A hearing evaluation will determine the degree of hearing loss you have and what can be done. Although most hearing loss is permanent, an audiologist can determine the best treatment, which may include hearing aids, assistative hearing devices, and hearing rehabilitation.
In response to the growing number of Americans suffering from hearing loss, the American Academy of Audiology in conjunction with the California Academy of Audiology support National Audiology Awareness Month each October.
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An excellent site for professional and consumers alike with information about audiology and hearing aids.
A resource provided by AddictionResource.net with information on addiction recovery for the hearing impaired and deaf communities.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for our members and all Americans. It is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older.
The nation's premier audiology association with excellent information for professionals and consumers on a variety of topics.
The national certifying body for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
General information on aging and the effects of aging on hearing.
Excellent information on ringing in the ears (tinnitus) for professionals and consumers. You can join this organization here.
An organization founded specifically for those whose severe-to-profound earing loss began late in life. You can join this organization.
The AFA is an organization for audiologists that focuses on further education of audiologists through the Doctor of Audiology degree.
A consumer-oriented website full of useful information on hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders.
CSHA fosters excellence in the profession of speech-langusge pathology and audiology through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
CTAP is a program of the California Public Utilities Commissions Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program and is funded by a small surcharge that appears on all telephone bills in California.
Excellent resources for consumers on hearing loss, as well as information about the dizziness and tinnitus associated with Meniere's disease.
Formerly called Self-Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH), the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is a non-profit, membership-driven organization dedicated to the well-being of all individuals with hearing loss. The largest international organization of its kind. Memberships are available.
The California Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).
Hearing Concern exists to help overcome the frustration, isolation, and loneliness experienced by millions of people in the United Kingdom who have hearing loss. It is the UK's leading provider of advice and support, campaigns on the behalf of its client group and promotes awareness of the communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing people.
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real danger of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating, hearing loss and tinnitus. For musicians, music fans, and anyone needing help with their hearing.
Hearing Health Magazine is a free publication by Hearing Health Foundation. You may read the current issue online or sign up for a free subscription.
This site is dedicated to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
A searchable website full of information on aging, including age-related hearing loss.
A searchable website full of information about a variety of health-related issues, including hearing loss.
This organization strives to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. Memberships are available.
The NID(CD) is part of the National Institutions of Health. This site provides wonderful information about recent research and other aspects of hearing loss.
This manufacturer is committed to maintaining the most important musical instrument - the ear - while providing revolutionary on-stage sound reproduction through the use of in-ear monitors. Their goals are to provide effective, innovative hearing protection and conservation products, services and information for the music industry to heighten their awareness of occupational sound hazards.