HEARING AID RESOURCESDIGITAL HEARING AIDS
Hearing aid technology has evolved considerably over the past decade. Almost 95% of new hearing aid fittings today use digital technology. Digital programmable hearing aids use digitized sound processing (DSP) to convert sound waves into digital signals. A computer chip analyzes the signals to determine whether the sound is noise or speech, and then makes modifications to provide a clear, amplified, distortion-free signal.
However, not all hearing aids are the same. And not all hearing aids will address your specific issue. Our doctors will go through a step-by-step process with you to help you understand which option is best for you and your lifestyle.
Learn more about hearing manufactures via their websites below.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY (AAA)
The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 11,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 150,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Support personnel in audiology and speech-language pathology also affiliate with ASHA.
AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION
The American Tinnitus Association exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. 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 (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. Founded in 1973, we are working to:
- Erase the stigma and end the embarrassment that prevents millions of people from seeking help for hearing loss.
CENTER FOR HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN
- Show the negative consequences of untreated hearing loss for millions of Americans.
- Promote treatment and demonstrate that this is a national problem that can be solved.
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
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students. The University enjoys an international reputation for its outstanding programs and for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE EAR
The mission of the Virtual Tour of the Ear is to:
- provide educational information about the ear and hearing, and
- provide quick access to ear and hearing web resources.
This comprehensive, detailed “tour” includes illustrations of and descriptions about the ear and its functions.
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF, INC.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ia a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.