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ASHA Hearing and Speech Helpline
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
"To promote the interests
of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology,
speech-language pathology, speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with
The ASHA website has a well-organized homepage with search features. The site also
aids with job searches and has plenty of
Better Hearing Institute
515 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
"Founded in 1973... informs persons with
impaired hearing ... and the general public about hearing loss and available help through
medicine, surgery, amplification and other rehabilitation."
The Better Hearing Institute website is
text-based and has information about hearing help.
Captioned Films/Videos Program
National Association of the Deaf
1447 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Phone: 1-800-237-6213 (Voice) or
"Free-loan films/videos (no rental fees)...
open-captioned (no need for a decoder) ... videos include prepaid return labels ... deaf
and hard-of-hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others may borrow materials.... Other
services include provision of free captioning information. Funded by the US Department of
The Captioned Films/Video Program has an
organized site with plenty of information.
Family Service Association
184 Salem Avenue
Dayton, OH 45406
"To strengthen families and communities
through counseling, education, community building and advocacy."
Provides links, parenting tips, health programs
and services. -DHB
It offers counseling services for families and
community services for the deaf. -MF
This site has information on parenting tips,
programs, and services. It has information about community building and also services for
individuals who are deaf. It also has counseling services for groups, families, teens, etc.
Phone: 1-800-521-5247 or 1-800-622-3277
"Distributes new and refurbished hearing aids to
people who cannot otherwise afford [them]. Many other programs."
Site is temporarily down.
2100 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: 1-213-483-9930 (Voice)
1-714-516-9570 - Orange
County Office, Orange, CA
"A private otologic
medical practice [that] specializes in diagnosis and treatment of ear diseases, hearing
loss and disorders related to facial nerve, acoustic tumors and the balance system. Can
provide information on patient treatment."
The House Ear Clinic site offers
visitors instructions to its clinic and institute. Also there are publications and a
handy site search.
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we can't share a beautiful sunset with people who are blind, we can share
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American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 1-800-AFB-LINE or 1-800-232-5463, 1-212-502-7661
Hearing Impaired (TDD): 1-212-620-2158
"A nonprofit organization founded in 1921
and recognized as Helen Keller's cause in the United States is a leading national resource
for people who are blind or visually impaired, the organizations that serve them, and the
general public. The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to enable people
who are blind or visually impaired to achieve equality of access and opportunity that will
ensure freedom of choice in their lives. AFB fulfills this mission through four primary
areas of activity regarding the non-medical aspects of blindness and visual impairment:
enable people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve equality of access and
opportunity to ensure freedom of choice in their lives." Provides info and referrals.
Has catalog of publications.
The American Foundation for the Blind site
has a lot of information. There is a list of 75 reasons why you should
donate to the organization, which is good to look at.
Blind Children's Center
4120 Marathon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90029-3584
"A family-centered agency
which serves children with visual impairments from birth to school age. Programs and
services help children acquire skills and build independence. Serves families and
professionals worldwide through support services, education and research."
Educational correspondence program. Several booklets and newsletter available. Referrals
to support groups in Los Angeles area.
The Blind Children's Center
website has different programs including an infant program and social services. The
"additional information" link displays related sites.
Guide Dog Foundation
371 East Jericho Tpke.
Smithtown, NY 11787-2976
1-631-265-2121 or 1-800-548-4337 (Outside the New York Metropolitan Area)
"Provides seeing eye dogs to the blind free
of charge [and also] offers extensive public education vehicles to broaden society's
understanding of vision, vision impairment, blindness and disability rights."
The Guide Dog Foundation site
has a search on the homepage. The site has information on how to donate, adopt a dog and volunteer.
Opportunities for the Blind
National Federation Of
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
1-410-659-9314 or 1-800-638-7518
"Free services for blind persons who are
looking for work. Literature."
A text-based site that has a wealth of
information on blindness. The site lists organizations of and for blind people.
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022-1202
1-212-821-9200 or 1-800-829-0500 or
To enable people of
all ages to overcome vision impairment through worldwide leadership in vision
rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy.
The Lighthouse site has information on
how to donate and volunteer along with employment opportunities. There is a lot of
information in the link to the "Lighthouse Center for Education".
Prevent Blindness America
Prevent Blindness America
500 E. Remington Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 1-847-843-2020 or
"Serves millions of people each year
through public and professional education, community and patient services programs and
research. With a nationwide network of affiliates, committed to eliminating preventable
blindness in America." Info on vision, eye health and safety; literature.
The Prevent Blindness America site has a
feature where you can test your eyesight. There is also a newsletter to read at this
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