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Community and Internet Resources


Health and Care:
Disability Specific Resources: Hearing Impairment and Deafness


Includes Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss.

Click on this link for Vestibular Disorders, Inner Ear Disorders, Meniere's Syndrome, and Dizziness.

Although the following listings are listed by the location of the clinic, many of the clinics accept patients from all over the world. For more information on patient referral and acceptance, consult or contact the individual clinic. To find a specialist near you, see the Needs and Solutions section on our About Hearing Impairment and Deafness Page.
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National
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National

New Sign Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is a research facility that studies the physiology and function of the ear. For more information, contact the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 6th floor Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N Caroline St., Baltimore, MD 21287, Phone:410-955-1080, or Fax: 410-955-6526.

New Sign Washington ENT Group is a medical clinic in Washington, DC specializing in the treatment of conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. This clinic’s website provides information about its location, hours, staff, treatment methods, accepted insurance plans, and other general patient information. This website also provides general information in a patient library on the conditions the clinic specializes in treating. To access information on Hearing Impairment and Deafness, click on "General Information" and “Common Ailments” on the drop down menu under “Patient Library.” There is a list of general medical resources under “Patient Library” or “Links.” The Washington ENT Group is located at the LaSalle Medical Building, 2021 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: 202-785-5000, or Fax: 202-785-5040. Send e-mail to: mydoctor@washingtonent.com.


State Listings


California

New Sign California Ear Institute is a highly rated medical center that specializes in medical and surgical procedures for treating hearing and balance disorders. Articles containing information about the conditions treated are listed under “Medical Services.” Several types of hearing loss are detailed. Articles about possible surgical treatments are listed under “Surgical Services.” The articles on surgical treatment include information about the procedure including the time it takes, whether it is inpatient or outpatient, and the type of anesthesia used. The lists of medical and surgical services are not divided into hearing and vestibular categories. A person needs to know what conditions or procedures he/she wants information about to find information easily on this website. There are many services at any of their locations for those with hearing loss or deafness under "Audiology Services." One service of the California Ear Institute is the Hearing Device Center at Palo Alto Office. Audiologists and staff are available to help regarding hearing devices, assistive listening technology for special situations, hearing aids even those you have purchased elsewhere, repairs and, of course, the newest technology designed to help people function in noisy situations.

The Institute can be contacted for appointments (a form to submit) through the website. Information about insurance coverage is included on the website. This institute describes itself as “Northern California’s premier site for treatment of ear related disorders and is highly ranked among the world’s Centers of Excellence specializing in hearing and balance related disorders.” They mention that their patients are people who have had unsuccessful treatments elsewhere. E-newsletters written by the Institute and its divisions are available under “News”, “Newsletters”. The California Ear Institute, Palo Alto Office Headquarters are located at 1900 University Ave., Suite 101, E. Palo Alto, CA 94303. Phone: 650-494-1000, Fax: 650-322-8228, or e-mail webmaster@calear.com. The California Ear Institute, San Ramon Office is located at 5801 Norris Canyon Road, Suite 200, San Ramon, CA 94583, Phone:925-830-9116, or Fax: 925-866-1699.

New Sign The Let Them Hear Foundation is sponsored by this Institute. It provides services to people with hearing disorders around the world whether they can pay or not. The emphasis of this foundation is on hearing. There is a list of hearing related resources under “Links” on the Foundation pages.


Georgia

New Sign Atlanta Ear Clinic treats a variety of diseases and surgery of the ear. Since 1988, more than 250 people have received their cochlear implant from the Atlanta Cochlear Implant Group. This group is dedicated to helping each individual communicate better, whether through hearing aids, auditory training, or a cochlear implant. Hearing aids are professionally fitted by an audiologist. For more information, write the Atlanta Ear Clinic at 980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 470, Atlanta, GA 30342, Phone: 404-851-9093, Fax: 404-851-9097 or send e-mail to earclinic@mindspring.com.


Indiana

New Sign Midwest Ear Institute is a medical facility headquartered in Indianapolis that specializes in treating a variety of ear conditions, care of ear, hearing, and balance problems in children and adults and work to improve the hearing, communication, and quality of life for the patients. Their staff includes professionals that offer medical, surgical, and rehabilitative services, hearing aid products and services utilizing the latest in state-of-the-art technology and equipment. The Institute has offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, Mooresville, and Kokomo. The Institute's website includes information about the ear and hearing, hearing loss, patient information, and cochlear implants under "What We Treat." There are also pages about office locations and financial information. The patient information page offers links to a variety of articles on ear-related subjects. The Midwest Ear Institute is located at 7440 N. Shadeland Ave., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: 317-842-4901, 1-800-818-3277 (Indiana only), TDD: 317-842-4901, or Fax: 317-842-4393.


Iowa

New Sign Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-University Of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, Iowa, treats diseases and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. To find a list of conditions treated, click on "Services" on the left side of the home page. The Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is located at 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1078, Phone:319-356-3574(reception) or 319-356-2201 (scheduling) or send e-mail to bruce-gantz@uiowa.edu.


Michigan

New Sign Holley Ear Institute (HEI) provides services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind including educational, recreational, and mental health programs, American Sign Language classes for the general public and hospital workers affiliated with St, Johns Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Michigan Ear Institute is a medical practice specializing "in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions affecting the ear and related structures." The Institute has clinics in Farmington Hills and other suburban Detroit locations. Information about the clinic, its specialties and doctors can be found on its website. The website also includes a comprehensive online library about ear-related disorders, and stories about patients who have had surgery. The Michigan Ear Institute is located at Providence Medical Building, 30055 Northwestern Highway #101, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, Phone: 248-865-4444 and Fax: 248-865-6161.


Missouri

Department of Otolaryngology--Clinical Services at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri treats a variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions. The clinic information includes phone numbers for making appointments and an e-mail link. There are also e-mail links for patients outside the St. Louis area and international patients. Contact the Department of Otolaryngology at Campus Box 8115, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. Phone: adult appointments: 314-362-7509 or 800-437-5430 or children’s appointments: 314-454-6162. Send e-mail to STEINHOFFL@MSNOTES.WUSTL.EDU


Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University Health is the introductory page to information about hearing disorders on the Oregon Health Sciences University Healthcare website in Portland, Oregon. Some of the services of the Audiological Center are the diagnosis of auditory disorders, prescriptions for hearing aids and prescriptions for cochlear implants. The site offers a basic overview of conditions covering the nature of the condition, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. To find information about treatment at OHSU, click on "Find related Doctors" or "Find related Clinics". Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, phone: 503-494-8311, or e-mail contact@ohsuhealth.com.


Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Ear Associates provides diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders. To learn about the clinic’s services click on “Services”; then “Hearing and Balance Center.” The Hearing and Balance Center section covers information about the center and its treatment and diagnostic methods. Click on “FAQ’s” to find out general information about the clinic such as hours of operation, insurance coverage, fees charged, etc. Office locations in Pittsburgh and Monroeville can be found by clicking on “Locations.” The Pittsburgh Ear Associates (located at Allegheny General Hospital) is located at 420 E. North Ave., Suite 402 East Wing, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, Phone: 412-321-2480 or Fax: 412-321-3229.


Tennessee

Otology Group of Vanderbilt is located at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The Otology Group has three clinics in Nashville. Click on "Hearing and Balance Disorders" to find access to information about other ear disorders treated at the clinic. . For more information, write the Otology Group of Vanderbilt, 300 20th Avenue, North - Suite 502, Nashville, TN 37203-2115, Phone: 615-284-4444, Fax: 615-284-4448 or send e-mail to david.haynes@vanderbilt.edu.


Texas

Ear Institute of Texas is the combined clinical practice of Dr. Wesley Krueger and Dr. Lance Jackson located in San Antonio, Texas. The Institute specializes in the treatment of hearing disorders. A general description of the practice and the conditions treated will be found on the “Patient Page” of the clinic’s website. The “Our Facilities” page provides a comprehensive look at the tests used to diagnose hearing and balance disorders including pictures of some of the equipment used. General questions about hearing and balance disorders are answered on the “FAQ” page (Look for a link at the bottom of a page). Information about surgical treatments under “Surgery & Implants.” The pages are designed so that it’s easy to go from one topic to another. The contact page on the clinic’s website has a form for contacting the clinic by e-mail. The Ear Institute of Texas is located at 9150 Huebner, Suite 160, San Antonio, Texas 78240. Phone: 210-696-4327, or Fax: 210-697-0888.


Wisconsin

Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin located in suburban Milwaukee, offers comprehensive treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Click on "Hearing and Balance Center" to learn about the Koss Hearing and Balance Center. Click on "Otology & Neuro-otologic Skull Base Surgery" to learn about the programs at the Koss Hearing and Balance Center. Information about research projects being conducted by the Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin can be accessed from the Division of Research page. The Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences Medical College of Wisconsin is located at 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, Phone: 414-456-8296 or e-mail Webmaster@mcw.edu (Office of Public Affairs). There are many articles listed under "Recent Publications." Access this page from the "Otology & Neuro-otologic Skull Base Surgery" page.

Northern Lights Clinic is a clinic in Marinette, Wisconsin that treats ear, nose, and throat conditions. The Northern Lights Clinic is located at 3200 Shore Drive or send to PO Box 437, Marinette, WI 54143, Phone: 888-766-4684, 715-735-3187 or send e-mail to info@nlclinic.com. Click on "Ear Nose and Throat," then "Medical Links." This page has links to the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngic.


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