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Get Your Hearing Checked: Quick Guide to Healthy Living

Also available in: Spanish 

One out of three (1 in 3) Americans over age 65 has a hearing problem. It is important to get your hearing checked. Your doctor may refer you to a hearing specialist. ... Details >

National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hearing Loss in Children: Treatment and Intervention Services

Also available in: Spanish 

There are many different options for children with hearing loss and their families. This document describes special education programs, cochlear implants, medical and surgical interventions, assistive... Details >

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

Also available in: Spanish 

This fact sheets offers information and resources for parents with deaf and hard-of-hearing children including: screening, optimizing residual hearing and working with teachers.... Details >

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Tips for Working With Your Doctor  External Link

Tips on how to improve communication at the doctor's office if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing.... Details >

American Academy of Family Physicians  External Link

Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Outreach - National Domestic Violence Hotline  External Link

A Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing woman trying to leave an abusive relationship faces unique barriers. The toll-free TTY number, 1-800-787-3224, assist individuals with programs and services prepa... Details >

National Domestic Violence Hotline  External Link

Deafness and Hearing Loss  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

This fact sheet defines hearing loss and deafness and discusses its incidence, characteristics and educational implications. Children with these disabilities may be eligible for special education and ... Details >

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities  External Link

Directory of Organizations Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders

A searchable directory of national organizations that focus on health issues relating to hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. Includes information on patient education, support... Details >

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Early Interactions With Children Who Are Deaf-Blind  External Link

Also available in: Spanish - (PDF)   External Link

This document offers parents ways to interact with their children, recognize and respond to their children’ responses, suggestions for giving children consistent sensory cues, and techniques to encour... Details >

DB-LINK/National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness  External Link

Fact Sheet: Childhood Hearing Screening  External Link

This fact sheet discusses childhood hearing screening, including when a child’s hearing should be tested, how screening is done, signs of hearing loss in children, and what happens if a child has a he... Details >

American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery  External Link

Facts About Telecommunications Relay Services and National 711

This site offers an overview of telecommunications relay services (TRS) including a discussion of the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) and 711 access instructions.... Details >

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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