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Job Accommodation Network
West Virginia University
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Toll Free: (800)526-7234
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
Office of Disability Employment Policy
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room S-1303
Washington, DC 20210
Toll Free: (866)633-7365
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. ODEP provides national leadership to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities while striving to eliminate barriers to employment.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007-2778
Emphasizes the use of technology, speech, speech reading, residual hearing, and written and spoken language. Focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals, and other interested parties.
American Academy of Audiology
11480 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Toll Free: (800)222-2336
The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Blvd
Rockville, MD 20850
Toll Free: (800)638-8255
Promotes the interests of, and provide the highest quality services for, professions in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science; and an advocate for people with communication disabilities.
American Tinnitus Association
522 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Toll Free: (800)634-8978
Strives to silence tinnitus through education, advocacy, research, and support. This nonprofit organization provides the latest information and resources to tinnitus patients, promotes tinnitus awareness to the general public and the medical community, and funds the nation's brightest tinnitus researchers.
Better Hearing Institute
1444 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
A nonprofit, educational organization that implements national public information programs on hearing loss and available medical, surgical, hearing aid, and rehabilitation assistance for millions with uncorrected hearing problems. BHI maintains a toll-free Hearing HelpLine telephone service that provides information on hearing loss and hearing help.
Hearing Loss Association of America
7910 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
The Mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy. Its primary purpose is to educate families, coworkers, teachers, hearing health care providers, industry, government, and others about hearing loss.
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Consumer organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employmnet, health care, and telecommunications. Focuses on grassroots advocacy and empowerment, captioned media, deafness-related information and publications, legal assistance, policy development, and research, public awareness, certification of interpreters, and youth leadership development.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
Toll Free: (800)241-1044
National Resource center for health information about hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice,speech, and language for health professionals, patients, industry, and the public.
Starkey Hearing Foundation
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Toll Free: (866)354-3254
This national program provides assistance to individuals and families with limited financial resources. HEAR NOW maintains the National Hearing Aid Bank, which provides new and reconditioned hearing aids to deaf and hard of hearing people who cannot afford them. These hearing aids are distributed through hearing health care providers in communities nationwide. HEAR NOW also has a Cochlear Implant Program that raises funds to provide cochlear implants and related services to both adults and children. In addition, HEAR NOW has developed the National Hearing Assistance Directory (NHAD), which provides state-by-state listings of financial and social resources offered through government agencies and private organizations.