Resources for Consumers
Consumer and Patient Organizations
Ability Jobs: The first and largest employment website for job seekers with disabilities.
Alexander Graham Bell Association: Helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention.
American Cochlear Implant Alliance: A not-for-profit membership organization created to eliminate barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages.
Better Hearing Institute: A source of support for people with hearing loss.
DC Deaf Moviegoers: Facebook group that sets up captioned movies for the DC area.
Duartek, Inc.: Advises on, and install hearing loops and other hearing assistive technologies.
Gallaudet University: The world’s only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, was established in 1864 by an Act of Congress, and its charter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
George Washington University, Speech & Hearing Center: The Center provides a full range of speech, language, and hearing services for individuals with communicative disorders.
Harris Communication: Thousands of products for purchase and advice on what you may need.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA): The largest consumer organization in the U.S. whose aim is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
Hearing Tracker: This site has hundreds of consumer reviews for hearing aids, and also makes it easy to find a local audiologist.
Hear Ya Now: A network of deaf and hard of hearing people aged 18-40. A support group for young people nationwide.
Innocaption: Captioning app for smartphones (iPhone & Android)
National Center for Accessible Media: Provides a list of theatres equipped with captioning technology.
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: The Center serves deaf and hard of hearing people and their families, friends, co-workers, employers, and business and government agencies that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
Sonic Products: Technology and support
TDI (formerly Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing): A consumer based and consumer focused organization whose mission is to “provide leadership in achieving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for deaf and hard of hearing people.
University of Maryland, Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology: The Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology (CAUD) is an academically based, clinically oriented program designed primarily to prepare professional Audiologists.
Washington Hospital Center – Speech and Hearing Department: Services offered include voice evaluations, speech and language evaluations, laryngectomy counseling including tracheoesophagel puncture prothesis fitting and electrolarynx training.
Williams Sound: Manufacturer and distributor of diverse projects for hard of hearing and deaf people.
For a more complete list of national resources and organizations that provide services to people with hearing loss, please visit the national HLAA website.
If you know any local resources that we have missed, please send a note to [email protected] and we will add them to this list.