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Community and Internet Resources

Adaptive Technology/Products: Disability Specific:

Hearing Impairment or Deafness

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

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ABLEDATA is a website directory of adaptive technology with a comprehensive section of products for deaf and hard of hearing adaptive devices.

Advanced Affordable Hearing is a company that sells various adaptive hearing products such as hearing aids, hearing aid accessories, and assistive listening devices. Contact them at the link above or call them at 1-800-804-0434, fax at 1-800-807-8680, or send email to: john@ahearing.com

America Hears Inc. is a hearing aid manufacturer located in Bristol, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. They offer 100% digital, clinical quality hearing aids to customers all over the world from their Bristol factory and through their internet site. If you will be in the Philadelphia area, call them for an appointment and they will give you a tour of their operations center. America Hears is a member of the Better Business Bureau, FDA approved. This approval means America Hears meets strict rules and guidelines for the production of 100% digital hearing aids. To order their free information kit, click on this link for their Information Kit Form. Contact America Hears at the link above or at 806 Beaver Street, Bristol, PA 19007, Tel: 1-800-492-4515, Fax: 1-800-332-3791 or send e-mail to: ahwebmail@americahears.com

Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers the Assistive Technology Catalogs and Websites with Products for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in pdf format which includes a list of national companies that offer various types of assistive technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National Captioning Institute (NCI) is the nonprofit corporation created in 1979 to provide the option of television access to deaf and hard-of-hearing communities and subsequently to those learning to speak English as a second language. They have used innovation and dedication to lead the way in providing high-quality service to viewers, and ground-breaking technologies to the providers of closed captioning. In 1979, NCI developed the decoder box, and a decade later, they partnered with ITT Corporation to invent the first caption-decoding microchip for television sets. NCI supplies world-class captioning services for broadcast and cable television, webcasting, home video and DVD, and government and corporate video programming. NCI also offers subtitling and language translation services in virtually any language. They additionally provide described video service for people who are blind or have low vision. NCI is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., and also has offices in Dallas, Texas, and Burbank, California.

Soundbytes is a company that sells cell phone amplifiers, signaling systems, accessories for hearing aids, TTY devices, ASL products and hundreds of other invaluable products for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. You will find an affordable selection of everything you'll need for communication, safety and peace of mind and all of their items are backed by their customer service. They claim to specialize in catering to the unique needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing community. This website has a good section on Resources and Information on Hearing Loss that covers a variety of topics and assistance in choosing the right adaptive technology for you, assistive listening devices and how they work, how to dry your hearing aids and more. Contact Soundbytes at P.O. Box 9022, Hicksville, NY 11802 or call (888) 816-8191, (516) 937-3546 (TTY), (516) 938-1513 (FAX) or send e-mail to: info@soundbytes.com

New sign Hear Store mission is to ensure that every customer finds the hearing help they need, at the most affordable price. Every one of customers receives unlimited assistance via online chat, email, and phone. The basic plan includes a hearing test, hearing aid fitting, and in-person learning session covering everything an individual will need to know about their new hearing aids. Price match for in-person hearing aid fittings (for any hearing aid model listed on our website), and include a $50 discount. They offer the following Hearing Education and Awareness helpful resource guides on their website, including: Tinnitus: and Hearing Loss:

Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) educates the public on dangers of excessive noise and provides hearing protection (ear plugs) for musicians and music fans. H.E.A.R is a nonprofit (501c3) organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of noise exposure that can lead to permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Damage to hearing is typically cumulative and irreversible, not immediately detectable, and it can occur from almost any contemporary music source or event.

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