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Organizations (Canada)

Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada (ANAC)
ANAC grew out of the initiative of several patients who felt the need for a support and information network for acoustic neuroma patients in Canada.
Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario
A professional, non-profit organization, AHIP is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the highest possible standards for its members. Members of AHIP are certified by the Ministry of Health through strict examination requirements.
Canadian Academy of Audiology
The Canadian Academy of Audiology is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the profession of Audiology, the provision of quality hearing health care and education to those with, or at risk for, hearing and/or vestibular disorders.
Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists & Audiologists
CASLPA is the professional organization representing speech-language pathologists and audiologists in Canada.
Canadian Association of Stenotype and Stenomask Technologies
CASST is a national body of court reporters, CART providers, and broadcast captioners. Its growing membership is comprised of professionals from each of Canada's provinces.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Health and safety information services, with links to CCOHS' BBS and database system.
Canadian Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association
The Canadian Deafblind and Rubella Association is committed to assisting all persons who are deafblind to achieve with Intervention the best quality of life.
Canadian Hearing Practiotioners Society (CHIPS)
The Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society (CHIPS) advocates and supports a unified Canadian standard of education and the highest level of professional competency, business integrity and excellence in serving the hearing impaired.
Easter Seals/March of Dimes National Council
Easter Seals offers many programs for people with disabilities i.e. the Easter Seals camp programs. Other Easter Seal services include the provision of specialized mobility and access equipment to children and their families including mobility aids, assistive technology, adaptive computers, augmentative communication devices and adaptations to homes and vehicles for wheelchair accessibility. Contact Easter Seals for more information on the Access2Entertainment Card.
Health Organizations: Canada
Health Associations and Organizations in Canada
Independent Living Canada
Promoting a new perspective on disability.
Voice for Hearing Imparied Children
To ensure that all hearing impaired children have the right to develop their ability to listen and speak and have access to services which will enable them to listen and speak.

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Organizations (U.S.A.)

Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) - Homepage
A patient member organization, providing information and support to persons diagnosed with or treated for acoustic neuroma and other benign tumors of the cranial nerves.
Acoustical Society of America
ASA is the leading publisher of standards on virtually all aspects of acoustic science - including mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, noise, and...
American Academy of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 118,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA)
Committed to support, educate, and advocate on behalf of people who lost their hearing after acquiring spoken language.
Boys Town National Research Hospital
The Boys Town National Research Hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
The Center for Hearing and Communication
The Center for Hearing and Communication (formerly League for the Hard of Hearing) is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for people with hearing loss. An information resource for families since 1910, CHC is also a renowned hearing and communication center offering clinical services in New York City and Florida.
Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology
COAT, a coalition of over 250 national, regional, state, and community-based disability organizations. We advocate for legislative and regulatory safeguards that will ensure full access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and other Internet Protocol (IP) technologies.
Disabled People's Association
D P A is a cross-disability organization, with members who are on wheel chair, visually handicapped people and people with other types of disabilities.
Hands On
Hands On offers interpreters for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, a monthly cultural calendar of accessible events, links of interest to the Deaf community, and much more!
Hearing Loss Association of America, Inc.
HLAA is an international, non-sectarian, educational organization of people with hearing loss, their relatives and friends. It is devoted to the welfare and interests of those who cannot hear well, but are committed to participating in the hearing world.
National Council for Support of Disability Issues (NCSD)
National Institute of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.
National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
The NIDCD Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
It is the mission of NIDRR to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to improve the options available to disabled persons.
New Hampshire - Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
Self Help for Hard of Hearing people of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-sectarian, educational organization devoted to the welfare and interests of those of us who cannot hear well.
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
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.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages.
Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)
VEDA is a nonprofit organization that serves people with vestibular disorders by providing access to information, offering a support network, and elevating awareness of the challenges associated with these disorders.

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Organizations (Other)

Cathedral Home for Children
The Cathedral Home for Children is a non-profit residential treatment center and school for troubled and traumatized children, including deaf and hard of hearing children.
Hearing Concern
UK national charity for hard of hearing and late deafened adults. Since 1947 Hearing Concern has been representing the interests of Britain's 8 million hard of hearing people. Run by and for hard of hearing people, and so are uniquely placed to understand the special problems that hearing impairment can bring. Contains fact sheets and coping strategies information, plus links to other websites.
Hiype! is the only website in the UK for hearing impaired people who are working, studying or are hoping to do one or the other in the near future! Whether you consider yourself hearing impaired, hard of hearing, deaf or deafened the main thing is that you won't be thinking about picking up your pension for another decade or so!
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People consists of National Associations of and for hard of hearing, late deafened people, and parent's and professional organizations.

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