Organizations Serving the Hard of Hearing

Organizations Primarily Serving Adults :

Hearing Loss Association of America

HLAA is a national self-help group serving persons who are hard of hearing or deaf, esp. adults. They lobby for the legal rights of persons with hearing impairments. HLAA has local chapters across the country, including a chapter in southwestern Michigan.

Hearing Loss Association of America
7910 Woodmont, Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-2248 V or (301) 657-2249 TT

American Tinnitus Association

ATA is a self-help organization for persons who have ringing, buzzing, or other abnormal noises in the head or ears. ATA supports research on the cause and treatment of tinnitus.

American Tinnitus Association
Dept. PP
P. O. Box 5
Portland, OR 97207-0005
(800) 634-8978

Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DODHH is part of the Michigan Department of Labor. DODHH supports deaf and hard of hearing workers who need assistance ensuring their civil rights are protected in the workplace. DODHH an advise employers and workers on how to follow state and federal laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Capitol Tower Building
110 W. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-3165
Fax: (517) 241-0546
TTY: (517) 241-1965,4613,7-138-58275_28545_28559-23760--,00.html

Organizations Primarily Serving Children and Their Parents :

A G Bell Associationfor the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The A. G. Bell Association is an organization of parents, hard of hearing adults and children, teachers of the deaf, and other professionals serving hearing impaired persons who use oral communication.

Alexander Graham Bell Association
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202/337-5220
TTY: 202/337-5221
Fax: 202/337-8314
Email: [email protected]

National Association of the Deaf

NAD is an organization serving deaf and hard of hearing persons, especially those who use sign language. NAD also lobbies for the legal rights of the Deaf.

National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TTY: 301.587.1789
Voice/VP: 301.587.1788
Fax: 301.587.1791

National Cued Speech Association

NCSA is an organization of families and professionals who use Cued Speech to communicate. NCSA lobbies for the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons and for special education laws for hearing impaired students. NCSA teaches Cued Speech and trains and certifies Cued Speech transliterators.

National Cued Speech Association
P O Box 10159
Rochester, NY 14610

Cued Speech Discovery

23970 Hermitage Road
Cleveland, OH 44122-4008
216-292-6213 V/TTY or Toll-free: 877-283-2030 (877-CUE-2030)

John Tracy Clinic

The John Tracy Clinic offers a free correspondence service for parents of young children with hearing impairments. They offer special programs for deaf-blind children and Spanish speaking families. Educational materials are sent to parents, tailored to the individual needs of children & parents.

John Tracy Clinic
806 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90007-2505
(213) 748-5481