Directory of Organizations
Center for Hearing and Communication
Executive Director: Laurie Hanin, Ph.D.
Director, Audiology Services: Ellen Lafargue
Director, Communication Services: Lois Kam Heymann
Address: 50 Broadway, New York, NY, 10004
Voice: (917) 305-7700
TTY: (917) 305-7999
Fax: (917) 305-7888
The nonprofit Center for Hearing and Communication works to improve the quality of life for people with all degrees of hearing loss and to offer comprehensive services regardless of age or mode of communication. State-of-the-art services include hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting and dispensing, speech-language and auditory evaluation and therapy, otology, cochlear implant evaluation and training, assistive listening devices and FM system counseling, tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy, and evaluation/treatment of children with auditory processing disorder (APD) and other listening challenges. Holds quarterly cochlear implant support group, weekly group assistive device demonstrations, and other meetings. Print and online publications are available.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
Executive Director: M. Nell Bailey
Administrative Assistant: Dawn Paulson
Address: 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540, Arlington, VA, 22209-1903
Voice: (703) 524-6686
TTY: (703) 524-6639
Fax: (703) 524-6630
The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) is an interdisciplinary association for the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technologies. Members range from rehabilitation professionals to providers and consumers. RESNA is dedicated to promoting the exchange of ideas and information for the advancement of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. Administers a certification program that is designed to instill quality assurance offered by professionals who support people with disabilities. RESNA holds an annual conference; contact RESNA for date and location. RESNA also administers a federal grant that provides technical assistance and information to the 50 states and U.S. territories. Professional books and audiovisuals are available. Materials in alternative formats are available upon request.