Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) National website The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 36 million (17 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Utah) Welcome to the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. If you think that is a pretty big title – you should see our building. It is one place where the communication barriers of the world do not exist. It is a home and a refuge for the Deaf Community. Many wonder how a little state like Utah ended up with a big state-of-the-art Deaf Community Center built with state funds.
Loop Utah Hard of Hearing individuals in Utah can envision a future when their T-coil hearing aids and cochlear implants can serve as assistive listening devices, delivering discreet, clear personalized sound inside their ears.
They can envision going to their places of worship, community theaters, auditoriums, businesses, museums, or any public assembly area and be accommodated for their hearing loss so that they can have the full rich experiences they deserve.
Join the movement and make a difference for yourself, your loved ones, your friends, your co-workers, and your community.
Utah Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (this site)
Utah Association of the Deaf – UAD – www.uad.org
Association of Late Deafened Adults (link below)
Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) The only group nationally and internationally with a sole focus on captioning inclusion. Mega-millions of people need quality captioning universally for many good reasons. Captioning is our language. CCAC, all volunteers, is an official non-profit organization (NGO, Human Services). Education, grass-roots “advocacy” on many levels (not paid lobbying), and “action” for caption inclusion is what the CCAC is.
Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) The Association of Late-Deafened Adults is about communication and acceptance of every deafened individual. Some people lip-read, some sign, some use hearing aids, some have cochlear implants, and some need to have others write down what they are saying – and at ALDA all the above is okay! ALDAs official communication philosophy is “Whatever works!”
SayWhatClub Our on-line communities provide access to people who know the feelings, frustrations, and yes, even the humor you are likely to encounter. This is a great place to share and support each other without having to strain to hear a conversation. A friend who understands is only as far away as your computer.
Hearing Health Foundation The mission of Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. With your help, we can make hearing loss a thing of the past.
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) Help for hard of hearing people of all ages and their families, including (together with the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People – IFHOHYP) young people.