Better Hearing Institute
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done about it.
We believe this nation needs to stop treating hearing loss as a minor problem. Research shows that this condition, when left untreated, reduces earning power, disrupts family life and causes a wide range of psychological problems. The good news is that, these days, effective solutions for hearing loss are available for people of all ages. As digital and programmable technologies have revolutionized the world of medical devices, we have seen the dramatic benefits that hearing instruments now provide the hard-of-hearing.
Whether you are a person with hearing loss, care about a loved one with a hearing loss or are a medical professional, BHI invites you to spend time on our website, learning more about hearing loss and its treatment.
Healthy Hearing is a website featuring up-to-the-minute news, information and resources for those interested in hearing, causes, and treatment of hearing loss, as well as hearing amplification systems. Healthy Hearing also provides a platform for information exchange and support between those faced with diseases of the ear and the challenges of hearing implants.
This website was established to increase public awareness of hearing impairment. It covers many issues concerning hearing impairment including practical information for hearing-impaired people, prevention of hearing loss, information for relatives and colleagues of hearing impaired people, statistics about hearing loss and consequences of hearing loss.
The National Council of the Aging
The National Council on the Aging is a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities. Its 3,800 members include senior centers, adult day service centers, area agencies on aging, faith congregrations, senior housing facilities, employment services, and other consumer organizations. NCOA provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions and publications related to finding health care and other help for seniors.
National Institute on Deafness and other Communicative Disorders (NIDCD)
NIDCD conducts and supports research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavorial problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function.