IPS provides the below links
to web sites related to hearing loss, prevention and protection techniques. We take your
hearing seriously ... we hope you do too!
On these following web sites, you will also find very valuable
information about hearing and hearing loss:
Audiology Awareness Campaign is a not for profit foundation whose mission is to educate
the public about the value of hearing care. The AAC is involved in a multimedia effort to
help those with hearing impairment find quality hearing health care.
Hear-it ...Hear-it.org deals with almost
any issue concerning hearing impairment such as: good advice and practical information for
hearing-impaired people -prevention of hearing loss-information and advice for relatives
and colleagues -factual information about hearing issues -statistics about hearing loss
-the consequences of hearing impairment for the individual as well as for society.
Better Hearing Institute ...The
Better Hearing Institute is a not-for-profit corporation which was created in 1973 to
promote hearing healthcare across the United States. The organization is jointly funded by
the manufacturers and suppliers who comprise the hearing industry in the U.S.
The National Council on the Aging ...The National Council on the Aging is
an American network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and
independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions to communities,
society and future generations; and building caring communities.
The National Council on the Aging (http://www.ncoa.org/).
American Academy of Audiology ....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.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ....The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is the world's oldest and largest membership organization
promoting the use of spoken language by children and adults with hearing loss
Hearing Loss Does Not Discriminate
...The inability to hear speech and
other sounds can occur in any individual, regardless of race, gender or age. In the United
States alone, an estimated 28 million people have some form of hearing impairment
AAC Hearing Help Library -You can always stop here for the most current consumer
information about hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, and other audiology related areas.
Get some general information by browsing this list of articles from this site. The
Audiology Awareness Campaign is proud to offer the internet's most complete list of
brochures in these areas. All of the articles are written in non-technical language and
are aimed at providing information in an easy-to-understand manner.
AAC Hearing Help Library (http://www.audiologyawareness.com/hhelp/lib.htm)
AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION: http://www.ata.org/
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/
American Tinnitus Association is the national champion of tinnitus awareness, prevention,
and treatment. Highly Recommended.
A must-read site to find out what your rights are under this act concerning access,
hearing dogs, employment rights, etc.
FREE HEARING TEST: http://www.freehearingtest.com/core.shtml
Test your hearing and let others hear the way you do with a simulated hearing loss audio.
- Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
- This non-profit organization has lots of practical information for
people with hearing loss.
Not hearing as well as you used to? You are not alone. The number of
people who probably could hear much better with a hearing aid is increasing. Baby boomers
are increasingly becoming aware that they have premature hearing loss. Experts agree that
noise-induced hearing loss is to blame for what 40-50 year olds aren't hearing. But, about
60 percent of those who need hearing aids go without them.
Recommended health related links...
QuitDay.org, who has a great page on how your body begins to heal itself
after just 20 minutes of not smoking (https://quitday.org/quitting-effects/),
American Lung Association, who offers a lot of help for those trying to
quit smoking as well (http://lung.org/).
They're both great organizations dedicated to helping people.
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