Following are resources that provide more in-depth information and research on the subject of hearing loss, deafness and technologies such as hearing aids and cochlear implants.
From Zero to Adam and Eve in Fourteen Billion Years – Investigate Life’s Biggest Mystery – Book investigates two very dichotomous theories on the creation of the universe. Namely, interpretations of the creation according to the Bible’s book of Genesis, and the creation according to the scientific record of evolution.
The book investigates and parallels a sequential scientific account of the birth and formation of the universe with the Genesis account of creation in the New American Standard Bible, including the creation and evolution of mankind from time zero to the present time. Read an insightful investigation of why both evolution and creation theories are true from both a scientific and creation point of view. Read about creation vs. evolution.
American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association – A membership-based nonprofit association made up of professionals and interested persons promoting and participating in support services and rehabilitation delivery for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.
Cochlear Implant Online – Information about Cochlear Implants and the experience of having an implant.
Medicinenet.com: Hearing Loss and Older Adults – A physician produced listing of health information about hearing loss and communications disorders.
Royal Association for Deaf People – Information, advice and services for deaf adults and children including links to international deaf organizations.
Sign Language Directories
Following are websites with information related to Sign Language Directories:
- ASL Browser An online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where one can look up videos of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them. From Michigan State University. Uses Quicktime
- ASL Dictionary – List of signs organized alphabetically and by corresponding lesson. From the Lifeprint Institute
- About American Sign Language Article by Karen Nakamura. Includes linguistics of ASL, the status as a foreign language, and warnings against exclusive use of dictionaries to learn ASL
- American Sign Language (ASL) is a Foreign Language – A thorough petition/research paper/argumentative paper with references. Petitioning for the consideration of ASL as a foreign language. A good starting point for anyone trying to convince their school that ASL meets the requirements of a foreign language
- American Sign Language – Linguistic Research Project – Linguistic research on ASL structure at Boston University. Includes information about publications and development of software to facilitate linguistic annotation and analysis of video data
- Sign Language 101 – A home schooling list-serve for families who wish to use American Sign Language in their course offerings. Courses cover history, alphabet, numbers, animals, foods, people, colors and signs used in everyday conversation
- Sign Language Studies – A journal that focuses on the study of sign language and the people who use it. Quarterly archives of the journal are available online.
- HandSpeak – ASL dictionary compiled from Deaf World Web’s Sign of the Day feature. Animated black and white photos. Alternative translations for English words with several signed equivalents
- The Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs and Body Language Cues – Developed from the research of anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, linguists, psychiatrists, psychologists, semioticians and others who have studied human communication from a scientific point of view
- Sign Language Dictionaries Online – Reviews of several sites which feature American Sign Language dictionaries.
- SignBank – Sign language databases in Sutton sign writing.
Following are websites with information related to cochlear implants and implantable hearing devices.
- Advanced Bionics Corporation – Specializing in the field of implantable, high technology neurostimulation devices. Provides information about employment opportunities, products, and news items
- AudiologyNet – Cochlear Implants links for research and information
- Advanced Bionics’ Clarion Cochlear Implant is an electronic device designed to provide useful hearing and improved communication ability to individuals who are profoundly hearing impaired and unable to achieve speech understanding
- Cochlear Worldwide – Makers of a cochlear implant and a behind-the-ear speech processor.
- Medical Electronics – Enriching the lives of deaf children and adults with modern cochlear implants
- Top 10 NASA Inventions – Ranks the cochlear implant invented by Adam Kissiah as number 7 on the top 10 list of NASA inventions.
Following are resources related to deafness:
- Deafness/Hard of Hearing – Learn about the world of the deaf at About.com
- Deaf Linx – Information about deaf culture, meeting the deaf community, technology, sign language, interpreting, education, information for parents, history, poetry, art, linguistics, legal issues, health care
- Deaf Mall – Deaf-owned and Deaf-related businesses, selling deaf technology, deaf education, deaf novelties, deaf books, deaf videos, sign language videos, sign language books, deaf information, deaf events, and deaf recreation
- The Deaf Resource Library – Online resource material and links intended to inform about deaf communities and resources in the U.S. and Japan
- Deaf Town – Q little town on the Internet that is being built by and for deaf people. Deaf-related features such as news, events, information, links and more will be included
- Deaf Websites – Extensive list of sites pertaining to deafness, sorted by category
- DEAF-L Web – Home to a mailing list about deafness, as well as information and links to other deaf resources
- Deafplanet.com – Resources and activities for Deaf and hearing children to learn together online. Site is written in English, French, American Sign Language, and Langue des Signes Québécoise
- DeafTek – Employment opportunities for deaf people and persons
- OhSoEZ.com – Listings of deaf community and interpreter related events throughout the nation as well as important news related to the deaf community
- Wikipedia: Deaf – A Wikipedia site that explains the terminology behind the word “deaf” and its synonyms.
Following are websites with information related to hearing aids:
- Best Hearing Aids – Retirement Living’s list of the best devices.
- Ear-Tronics – Hearing Health Care Centers – Manufactures own brand of hearing aids, conducts tests, makes aid recommendations, and closely monitors patient’s progress. A 4-year leasing program is available<
- Intech Industries Incorporated – A leading supplier of miniature plastic components to manufacturers throughout the world
- Jade Hearing Instruments – Manufactures all types of listening aids, including custom equipment
- Memphis Hearing Aid & Audiological Services – Professional audiologist staff provides testing and information regarding types and styles, links to manufacturers, and answers to common questions
- Rochester Hearing and Speech Center – Audiology and speech pathology information and services; listening devices; information about disorders
- Stethron – Hearing Aid for Doctors Stethtron electronic stethoscope provides powerful amplification of heart sounds, murmurs, respiration sounds, and easier ausculation
Hearing Disorders and Loss
- Auditory Neuropathy Information – Contains a compilation of all the information available on the web dealing with the subject of Auditory Neuropathy, an unusual type of hearing loss, not necessarily resulting in deafness.
- Auditory Neuropathy Listserv – Information about joining an email list for families and professionals interested in the diagnosis of Auditory Neuropathy
- The Elizabeth Foundation – UK-based organization providing parent-centered services for young children with a hearing loss
- Healthy Hearing – News and information, tinnitus, cochlear implants and all other health topics
- Round Rock Sertoma Club – Details about this Texas service club whose primary objective is to provide the opportunity for all in our community to hear and speak clearly. Includes a newsletter, fund raising, meetings, social events and links
- Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – A non-profit organization with services such as counseling, interpreting, employment counseling, audiology, and assistive device sales
- Youth Hear IT – Information on hearing and its loss, increasing young people’s awareness of its impairment, diseases and its aids and protection
- American Annals of the Deaf – Features articles on education and related services for the deaf or hard of hearing. Offers abstracts from current issue, archive, information on reprints, contacts and submission notice..
- Deaf Community News – Provides articles and includes listings for closed-captioned movies in Southern California.
- Deaf Today – News and feature stories concerning deafness. Offers archive, submission information, links, and contacts.
- DeafNation.com – Contains articles on entertainment, sports, language, and cultural pride. Features contacts, information for advertisers, and video presentations.
- Hearing Concern – An informal magazine for anyone interested in matters with special reference for people in the County of Hampshire, England
- Hearing Health – Publication containing articles on loss and deafness. Features subscription details, current and archived issues.
Following are links to deafness organization websites:
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – An international membership organization and resource center on hearing loss and spoken language approaches and related issues. Aims to serve as one of the best information and support centers for pediatric hearing loss and the auditory approach.
- Association of Late Deafened Adults (LDA) – They make up the largest group of deaf individuals. This site provides information on late-onset deafness as well as support available in your area. There is a national group which holds annual conventions as well as local groups throughout the world which offer a more personal support system.
- Australian Hearing Services – Providing treatment for problems including ear infection and deafness. Government subsidized services including cochlear implants.
- British Deaf Association – Organization that promotes sign language and deaf issues. Provides a central resource for deaf people from across the world to communicate and share experiences.
- Canadian Hard Of Hearing Association (CHHA)
A consumer-based, non-profit, self-help organization formed by and for hard of hearing Canadians. CHHA , works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies, and provides information about issues and solutions.
- Canadian Hard Of Hearing Association (CHHA), British Columbia Chapter – A consumer organization with national, regional and local structures dedicated to assistance across Canada.
- Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) International – A non-profit organization for the adult hearing sons and daughters of deaf parents.
- Constance Brown Hearing Centers – Provides information concerning types of aids, loss and anatomy of the ear and FAQs. Lists developmental speech and milestones for infants and children
- Deaf Native Americans – Links to resource organization for deaf Native Americans.
- The Deaf Service Center of Southwest Florida – Provides services to promote and advance the quality of life for the deaf and hard of hearing citizens of Southwest Florida, including sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, advocacy, and community education, for all of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, and Desoto Counties.
- Deafblind Access of the SouthAn organization whose mission is to extinguish isolation for a weekend, by bringing together Deaf-Blind individuals from the Southeast and USA, exposing them to new experiences through workshops, team building events, and social gatherings with the assistance of Service Support Providers, while improving the self-esteem of the Deaf-Blind.
- Deafness Research Foundation– America’s only voluntary health organization committed to curing and preventing all forms of hearing loss, and making lifelong health a national priority.
- Deafnet Association – An organization serving the deaf community of Western Maryland, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, South Central Pennsylvania, and North Western Virginia. Includes services, news, resources and contact details.
- Defeating Deafness – The UK’s only national medical research charity for hearing-impaired people. Includes news, research and information.
- Michigan Deaf and Hard of Hearing People A Michigan state-wide coalition of agencies and organizations working together to improve accessibility and services .
- Hearing and Speech Center of Florida – Information and education relating to children and adults. Includes an overview of services provided, FAQs, news and message boards.
- Helen Keller Foundation Includes details about the organization, research, education, testimonials, contributions and contact information.
- HI Kids Network – A site managed, organized, and run by parents with hearing impaired children throughout the state of North Carolina, providing an avenue to exchange, gather, and communicate information throughout the state. Professionals that work with these children are welcome to participate and utilize resources of the HI Kids Network.
- Irish Art and Cultural Society of the Deaf – Provides information about the Society, along with general deaf and cultural information. Also provides many links to other sites, and includes a section to learn Irish sign language.
- Listen-Up Specializes in providing information for deaf children and their families –
- Music and the Deaf – Promotes enjoyment of music and the performing arts to the hearing-impaired community. Details of workshops, schools projects, signed theatrical performances throughout the United Kingdom, and their instrument lending library.
- National Association of the Deaf – NAD is a non-profit organization designed to empower Deaf Individuals. This site covers much of what the NAD believes in as well as opportunity to become a member. Members have their own section with weekly articles and other perks.
- National Center on Deafness – Non-profit organization that provides support services to post-secondary students who are deaf as well as the deaf community at large.
- The National Deaf Children’s Society – Charity for deaf children based in the United Kingdom.