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Hands & Voices Headquarters

Executive Director: Janet DesGeorges
Address: P.O. Box 3093
Voice: (303) 492-6283
Toll-free Voice: (866) 422-0422
Toll-free TTY: (866) 422-0422
Fax: (303) 492-3274
Last updated: 2014 Apr 30

Description:
Hands & Voices Headquarters is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing as well as the professionals who serve them. This organization is a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased toward any communication modes and methods. Its membership includes those who are deaf or hard-of hearing and their families who communicate orally or with signs, cued speech, or combined methods. Hands & Voices exists to help children reach their highest potential. See the website for local chapters.

Publications:
The Communicator
Frequency: quarterly
Type: newsletter

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Hard of Hearing Advocates (HOHA)

Director: Janet Keeler
Address: P.O. Box 1184 or 245 Prospect Street
Voice: (508) 875-8662
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The goal of Hard of Hearing Advocates (HOHA) is to create and implement programs and solutions in areas in which people who are hard-of-hearing have undue problems. HOHA identifies specific problem areas, develops solutions, and seeks support to implement these solutions. The HOHA website has an online discussion board where hard-of-hearing people can discuss problems, solutions, and issues related to hearing loss.

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Hearing Awareness Kit
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Hear Me Foundation

Executive Director: Tamala Irish
Executive Director: Tamala Irish
Address: 4814 Woodstream Village Drive
Voice: (281) 359-6725
Fax: (281) 361-9109
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The mission of the Hear Me Foundation is to promote positive life experiences via camp activities and year-round events primarily for oral-deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their siblings, and their families. The Hear Me Foundation provides families with the resources to learn specific skills necessary to monitor their child’s healthy development, including listening, speech, language, and emotional and socialization skills. The foundation also is a service provider for the Interactive Metronome, a training system to improve a child’s coordination, focus, and attention span. Holds annual meeting (Camp Hear Me); contact the Hear Me Foundation for date and location.

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HEAR NOW

Public Information Contact: Joanita Stelter
Address: 6700 Washington Avenue South
Voice: 800-328-8602
Toll-free Voice: (800) 648-4327
Fax: (952) 947-4997
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
HEAR NOW, a domestic program of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, provides hearing aids to people with no other resources to acquire hearing aids. HEAR NOW is a program of last resort; all other options must be used before service is awarded. Professional/consumer fact sheets and brochures are available.

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Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.)

Executive Director: Kathy Peck
Voice: (415) 409-3277
Last updated: 2014 Apr 30

Description:
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) is world-renowned for its efforts to educate the public about the dangers of excessive noise and to provide adequate hearing protection to musicians and music fans. H.E.A.R. promotes awareness about hearing damage by disseminating public service information and announcements to the media, producing hearing conservation “rocumentary” DVDs, and by establishing information and earplug tables at music events in the United States. H.E.A.R. programs include the H.E.A.R. Partner program in cities worldwide, custom musicians’ hearing protection programs, hearing screening clinics, and online hearing health and music resources. The professional/consumer hearing education conservation program "Listen Smart: Safely Handling the Power of Sound" is available as a DVD.

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Hearing Health Foundation

Executive Director: Andrea Boidman
Address: 363 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
Voice: (212) 257-6140
Toll-free Voice: (866) 454-3924
TTY: (888) 435-6104
Toll-free TTY: (888) 435-6104
Fax: (212) 257-6139
Internet: http://hhf.org
Last updated: 2014 Apr 30

Description:
Hearing Health Foundation is the largest private funder of hearing research, with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. Since 1958, Hearing Health Foundation has given away millions of dollars to hearing and balance research, including work that led to cochlear implant technology and now through the Hearing Restoration Project is working on a cure for hearing loss. Hearing Health Foundation also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource on hearing loss and related technology, research, and products. To learn more, subscribe to our magazine, or support this work, visit www.hhf.org.

Publications:
Hearing Health
Frequency: quarterly
Type: magazine
Hearing Health E-News
Frequency: monthly
Type: e-newsletter

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Hearing Industries Association (HIA)

Executive Director: Carole M. Rogin
Address: 1444 I Street, NW, Suite 700
Voice: (202) 449-1090
Fax: (202) 216-9646
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) is the national trade association of manufacturers of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, component parts, and power sources. Together, these companies produce the majority of the over 2 million hearing aids that are purchased in the United States on an annual basis. The HIA website maintains a database of media articles related to hearing aids use, research, and proposed legislation affecting their use. Fact sheets and statistical reports are available for purchase by request.

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Hearing Loss Association of America

Address: 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Voice: (301) 657-2248
Fax: (301) 913-9413
Last updated: 2014 Apr 30

Description:
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through education, information, support, and advocacy. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention and the importance of regular hearing screenings throughout life. HLAA has an extensive network of chapters and state associations across the country. HLAA also holds annual conventions for people with hearing loss and professionals; see website for details.

Publications:
Hearing Loss Magazine
Frequency: bimonthly
Type: magazine

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HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center (National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities)

Address: 2134 G Street, NW
Last updated: 2014 May 5

Description:
The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Now, the HSC Foundation has partnered with the George Washington University to expand the content of this resource and to designate it as the official resource site of the HSC Foundation's National Youth Transitions Center.

Publications:
HEATH Resource Center Newsletter
Frequency: Quaterly
Type: newsletter

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Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC)

Executive Director: Joseph J. McNulty
Address: 141 Middle Neck Road
Voice: (516) 944-8900
TTY: (516) 944-8637
Fax: (516) 944-7302
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) is to enable all individuals who are deaf-blind to live and work in the community of their choice. HKNC provides comprehensive vocational rehabilitation training and assistance with job and residential placements. Services in the field include 10 regional offices, more than 40 affiliated agencies, a National Training Team, the Older Adult Program, and the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. HKNC serves all adult Americans who are deaf-blind or have severe vision and hearing impairments and maintains a national registry of individuals who are deaf-blind. Professional fact sheets and brochures/pamphlets are available, with some materials in Braille.

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House Research Institute

Chief Executive Officer: James D. Boswell
Director of Community Education and Outreach: Marilee J. Potthoff
Address: 2100 West Third Street
Voice: (213) 483-4431
TTY: (213) 484-2642
Fax: (213) 483-8789
Last updated: 2014 Apr 30

Description:
The House Research Institute (formerly called the House Ear Institute) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing hearing science through research and education to improve quality of life. Scientists are exploring the developing ear and ear diseases at the cellular and molecular level as well as investigating the complex ear-brain interaction. They also are working to improve hearing aids and auditory implants, clinical treatments, and intervention methods. Professional/consumer brochures, books, and audiovisuals are available.

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Hyperacusis Research Limited

President: Bryan Pollard
Address: P.O. Box 1295
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
Hyperacusis Research Limited is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients who suffer from hyperacusis and hyperacusis-related disorders. Hyperacusis Research is working through research conferences to raise awareness of this challenging auditory disorder. Central to the mission of Hyperacusis Research is facilitating and supporting biomedical research that will lead to novel, effective therapies for the treatment of hyperacusis. Hyperacusis Research is supporting innovative research projects across borders and disciplines with an emphasis on collaboration and knowledge sharing between supported individuals and institutions. Information about managing noise and ongoing research is available on the Hyperacusis Research website.

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The Hyperacusis Network

Publisher: Dan Malcore
Address: 4417 Anapaula Lane
Voice: (920) 866-3377
Last updated: 2014 Apr 30

Description:
The Hyperacusis Network is an international support group established to care for individuals with a decreased sound tolerance (DST). The network helps educate individuals, families, and the medical community and families about this rare auditory disorder by explaining treatment options, sharing ways to cope, and reporting on current ongoing research. In addition, the network provides a listing of clinicians worldwide who are specifically trained to diagnose and treat hyperacusis. A message board is provided so individuals can share their experiences. The network also offers hearing protection products designed specifically for hyperacusis. Fact sheets, brochures/pamphlets, online publications and resources are available through our website. Membership is free.

Publications:
The Hyperacusis Network
Frequency: biannual
Type: professional/consumer newsletter

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