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Research: Disability Specific Resources: Hearing Impairment and Deafness


Includes Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss.
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New Sign American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) serves two vital roles: to fund significant research in hearing and balance disorders, and to help educate the public about hearing loss and balance disorders related to the inner ear. They provide a list of universities and university hospitals funded. They offer a comprehensive listing of hearing and balance disorders with comprehensive descriptions and information on each. For more information, contact the American Hearing Research Foundation, 8 S. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1205, Chicago, IL 60603, or Phone: (312) 726-9670, or Fax: (312) 726-9695 or use the e-mail form on their website.

New Sign American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) is a charitable organization working to promote a better quality of life for children and adults with communication disorders. Their mission is to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems. They raise funds from individuals, corporations, and organizations to support research, graduate education, and special projects that foster discovery and innovation in the field of communication sciences. Contact the ASH Foundation, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, Phone: 301-296-8700 Fax: 301-296-8567 or send E-mail to: foundation@asha.org

Deafness Research Foundation, a leading source of private funding for basic and clinical research in hearing science, offers information on various issues relating to deafness. More specifically, their website features information on cochlear implants, hearing aids, various ear conditions, and much more.

New Sign House Research Institute (HRI) (formerly the House Ear Institute) advances hearing science through research, education, and outreach programs. HEIis a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with hearing loss and related disorders through scientific research, patient care, and the sharing of knowledge. Established in 1946 by Howard P. House, M.D., the House Research Institute has been engaged in the scientific exploration of the auditory system from the ear canal to the cortex of the brain for more than 60 years. Institute scientists investigate hearing loss and ear disease at the cellular, molecular and genetic levels, as well as the complex neurological interactions between the auditory system and brain. We also study ways to improve auditory implants, diagnostics, clinical treatments and intervention methods. HRI, 2100 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057 USA, Telephone: (800) 388-8612 or (213) 483-4431 - Local or (213) 483-8789 - Fax or send e-mail to info@hei.org

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. The Center includes researchers, teachers, clinicians, and others in the Hopkins medical community. The goal of the Center is to perform basic and clinical research, train basic and clinical investigators, and disseminate research results and relevant information to the medical community and the general public. Research is centered on auditory (hearing) and vestibular (balance) function in normal subjects and in patients with hearing and balance disorders, and on rehabilitation that includes researchers, teachers, clinicians, and others in the Hopkins medical community. The goal of the Center is to perform basic and clinical research, train basic and clinical investigators, and disseminate research results and relevant information to the medical community and the general public. Research is centered on auditory (hearing) and vestibular (balance) function in normal subjects and in patients with hearing and balance disorders, and on rehabilitation. Research articles by members of the lab faculty are included on this site under "Recent Findings."

New Sign National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation (NOHR) was established to fund and support research into the causes, preventions, treatments and cures of hearing loss and deafness. The foundation operates according to three basic principles: Hearing research is their priority, as 40 million Americans are afflicted at tremendous societal and human cost, and effective treatments remain elusive. The necessary breakthroughs can only result from intensive, interdisciplinary, and innovative biomedical research. They provide a section on hearing loss prevention. For more information, contact them at P.O. Box 421, Narberth, PA 19072, or Phone: 610.649-6114, or send e-mail to info@nohrfoundation.org

New Sign Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center (VMBHRC) works on research on hearing, hearing loss, and related communication disorders. Through research, collaboration between eighteen University of Washington departments, teaching, and innovation, the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center focuses continually on its mission to work together so that all might hear. For more information contact the University of Washington, Box 357923, CHDD Building, CD176 Seattle, WA 98195-7923, Phone 206.685.2962, FAX 206.616.1828, or send e-mail to bloedel@u.washington.edu

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