Hard of Hearing Resources

There are hundreds of resources available to the Hard of Hearing Arizonan.  In this section we have provided some of these resources.  If you cannot find what you need here, please contact us directly for more assistance.  We’re glad to help!

22 Hard Of Hearing Resources


Local physician Dr. Kay Miller writes about veterans and hearing loss:
Hearing Loss Widespread Among Post 9-1-1 Veterans


Hearing Aid Guides

AARP Consumer Guide to Hearing Aids


Hearing Aid Checklist

HLAA Hearing Aid Checklist


Lipreading Resources

The ACDHH Library has the following titles in our inventory:
I Can't Hear You in the Dark: How to Learn and Teach Lipreading
Cued Speech and the Reception of Spoken Language
Speechreading: A Way to Improve Understanding
I See What You Say - Lip Reading Program (Video Book Program)


Online Lipreading Resources Include:

Learn Lip Reading Help for Hearing Loss  
Lip Reading Academy  

But remember, Lipreading isn't a miracle cure for hearing loss:
Stanford Magazine "Seeing at the Speed of Sound"


Interesting Blogs

Hearing Health Technology Matters
Hearing Sparks
Speak Up Librarian
Sudden Silence


Hearing Aids for Low-Income Arizonans:

Lion's Sight & Hearing Foundation application
In Southern Arizona? Contact the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf for information about the Hearing Aid Bank for Pima County. 520-792-1906.


Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) Explained (see also Rental/Sales of ALDs)

Assistive Listening Devices to the Rescue!


Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss:

New Study Indicates Half of Baby Boomers Experiencing Hearing Loss


Balance and Dizziness:

Find a Professional


BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo):

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo    


Businesses, Here’s Help For You!:

Inclusion Solutions
Job Accommodation Network


CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) & Captioning on Televisions:

CART For Consumers


Cell Phones:

Phone Finder   
Wireless For All 
Digital Wireless Telephones and Hearing Aids:  An Introduction       
Hearing Aid Compatability with Cell Phones 


Churches (How to Create Access for the Hard of Hearing):

Places the Hearing Loop Serves  
Hearing Loss Resources  


Children and Families:

Family Center on Technology and Disability
Music for Kids
Ear Infections in Kids
Early Intervention, State of Arizona
Children’s Rehab Services, State of Arizona
Listening Ears
Arizona Hands & Voices


Consumer Support Groups and Information:

Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA) Tucson
American Tinnitus Association (monthly meetings in Scottsdale)
Association of Late-Deafened Adults: www.alda.org
Arizona Hands and Voices (children and families)
Hearing Loss Association of America (monthly meetings in Phoenix, Fountain Hills, West Valley, Prescott, and Yuma)
Hearing Loss Web
Meniere’s Disease


Diabetes and Hearing Loss:

Association of NIDDM and Hearing Loss     
Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness     
Prognostic Factors of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Diabetic Patients     
Wolfram Syndrome: Report of Four New Cases and a Review of Literature       


Educational Resources:

Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Students
Arizona Department of Education, Assistive Technology


Meniere’s Disease:

Ménière's Disease


Noise and Kids:

Dangerous Decibels®
Listen to Your Buds    
Protect Your Child's Hearing     
It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing®    


Rental and/or Sales of Assistive Technology, Listening Devices and/or Systems:

Tinnitus Resources:
Guide to Tinnitus Definitions
American Tinnitus Association