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American Academy of Audiology (AAA) (

AAA is a professional organization of individuals dedicated to providing quality hearing care to the public. The organization works to enhance the ability of its members to achieve career and practice objectives through professional development, education, and research, and increase public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA is the professional association for more than 91,000 audiologists, speech-languages pathologists, speech language, and hearing scientists. The site is a resource for ASHA members, person interested in information about communication disorders, and for those who want career and membership information.

American Tinnitus Association

The American Tinnitus Association promotes the relief, prevention and eventual cure of tinnitus. Tinnitus is a subjective experience where one hears a sound when no external physical sound is present. Often described as a ringing or roaring sound, these “head noises” vary in intensity from barely audible to extremely loud. This site answers frequently asked questions about tinnitus, highlights the latest news, offers resources, and more.

Better Hearing Institute (BHI)

The Better Hearing Institute provides comprehensive information on hearing loss, tinnitus and hearing aids. Within this site are also pages on assistive listening technology, famous people with hearing loss, a physician’s guide to hearing loss, and BHI’s newsletter.

Center for Hearing Loss in Children

The Center for Hearing Loss in Children is at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. The Center is one of five national multipurpose research and training centers supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. This site provides an overview of the Center and offers information on hearing loss and hearing aids for children.

National Information Center on Deafness Gallaudet University

The National Information Center on Deafness offers accurate, up-to-date information on deafness, hearing loss, services, and programs related to people with hearing loss.

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey employs more than 3,250 people, operates 22 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide.