Deaf Helpline

Self Help Clearinghouse

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Dial-A-Hearing Screening Test

Offers over the phone hearing screening for persons (aged 14+). Provides hearing information and referral services.
Voice: 1-800-222-3277
Verified: 1/29/2013

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Referrals to national agencies on hearing, speech, language, smell, taste, voice and balance disorders. Publishes fact sheets, brochures, information packets and newsletters.
Voice: 1-800-241-1044
TDD: 1-800-241-1055
Verified: 1/29/2013

ASHA Hearing and Speech Helpline

Information on speech, hearing and language disabilities. Referrals to ASHA certified clinics. Database of information on listening devices. Sponsored by American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Voice: 1-800-638-8255 (voice/TDD)
TDD: 1-800-638-8255 (voice/TDD)
Verified: 1/29/2013

National Cued Speech Association

Encourages and supports the use of cued speech for communication, language development and literacy. Networking, literature, advocacy, phone support, conferences, family camps, information and referrals.
Voice: 1-800-459-3529 (voice/TTY)
TDD: 1-800-459-3529 (voice/TTY)
Verified: 1/29/2013


Helps financially needy individuals obtain hearing aids. Collects used hearing aids for recycling. Information and referrals. Automated telephone line, leave message and call will be returned within two days.
Voice: 1-800-648-4327
Verified: 1/29/2013

Hearing Aid

Provides general literature on hearing aids and hearing loss. Referrals to hearing instrument specialists. Leave name and address, information will be mailed. Sponsored by International Hearing Society.
Voice: 1-800-521-5247 ext. 2
Verified: 1/29/2013

Better Hearing Institute

Information and literature on any hearing-related issues.
Voice: 1-800-327-9355
Verified: 1/29/2013

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Provides free loan of described and captioned educational media. Clearinghouse of information related to educational media access and a gateway to Internet resources related to accessibility. Free registration and services. Sponsored by US Dept. of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
Voice: 1-800-237-6213
Verified: 1/29/2013

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