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Assisitve Technology Products for Hearing Impairments

Browse the list of products and technologies below to find possible solutions for hearing challenges. Join our Forum to dig deeper into a product, its features, ease of use, This page is not meant to offer a list of every possible product/manufacturer but rather, provides a place to start on your search for solutions.

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

AMERICAN SPEECH - LANGUAGE - HEARING ASSOCIATION

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

NIDCD, part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing and more.

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

A good overview of technology available for people with hearing loss.

NATIONAL CENTER OF DEAF-BLINDNESS

This site will help you remain up-to-date on changing opportunities presented by technology for children who are deaf-blind.

ENABLEMART

EnableMart offers a selection of devices to meet a variety of needs for hearing impairment.

HARRIS COMMUNICATIONS

A wide variety of products for hearing loss.

QUALITY INDICATORS FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

QIAT disseminates Quality Indicators for AT in schools. Visit http://qiat-ps.org/. for post secondary resources.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ACT PROGRAMS

ATAP is a national organization comprised of state AT programs.

DEVICES TO ENHANCE LISTENING

HEARING AIDS

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

An overview of hearing aids with links to additional sites.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Information on different types of hearing aids, care and maintenance.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Information about how a hearing aid works, types of hearing aids, and use of a hearing aid.

HearingTracker.com

Browse the latest hearing aid models and read reviews from hearing aid customers.

FM SYSTEMS

AbleData

A database for unbiased, comprehensive information on a variety of AT products.

 

Hear World Communications 

A distributor of assistive technology devices for deaf, hard of hearing, hearing impaired, and individuals with hearing loss.

Very Well

A series of articles on deaf and hard of hearing.

 

Children Hear Better with FM

A starter guide for parents and teachers.

 

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

Hearing Loss Assocation of America

General information on Cochlear Implants. Links to a Forum and Webinars.

Advanced Bionics

AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

 

Cochlear

Cochlear offers the first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor.

Med El

MED-EL is a manufacturer of medical devices for the treatment of various types and degrees of hearing loss. 

DEVICES TO CONVEY INFORMATION VISUALLY

CAPTIONED PHONES

CapTel phone

CapTel Phones

These phones display every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

ClearCaptions phone

ClearCaptions

ClearCaptions offers real-time phone captioning for free.

Hamilton CapTel phones

Hamilton CapTel

 Listen and read word-for-word captions of everything said to you over the phone.

Captioning Apps

Search Google Play and the App Store for a free real-time captioning app for your smart phone.

VISUAL ALERTING DEVICES

The 5 Best Hearing Impaired Alert Devices

A review of 5 signaling systems to notify people who are hearing impaired that something is happening.

Assistech

Assistech is a division of Maxi-Aids. They provide AT for people with a variety of disabilities.

LS&S

LS&S specializes in products for the blind, visually impaired, deaf, and hard of hearing.

Harris Communications

Thousands of products for people with hearing loss.