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Professional Association Resources

Academy of Doctors of Audiology: Dedicated to the advancement of practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care.
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology: Promotes excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services. Consumer page provides a wealth of information on diverse hearing loss related subjects.

American Academy of Audiology: The world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists with active membership of more than 12,000. Promotes quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

American Speech–Language–Hearing Association: Association of audiologists, and speech-language pathologists; provides certifications attesting to the competence of practitioners.
American Tinnitus Association: Working to improve the tinnitus patient experience through compassion, education, empowerment, and advocacy. and funding research to find a cure.

International Hearing Society: A membership association that represents hearing health care professionals worldwide. IHS members are engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and counseling patients.
National Association of the Deaf: Civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. A good source for information on legislation mandating accommodations and access for deaf and hard of hearing people.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD): Carries out biomedical and behavioral research.

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.