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Information, goods and/or services in these links do not imply HLAA endorsement, nor should exclusion imply disapproval.


Hearing Loss Association of America -national website
This is the national office website for HLAA . Filled with information and ideas for advocacy and links to other groups all over the country.

Hearing Loss Association of America -Kentucky Chapters Coordinator
This is the website for HLAA-Kentucky Chapters . Information about the Regional Conference and Kentucky Coordinator.

Hearing Loss Association of America -Kentucky Home Chapter
This is the website for HLAA-Kentucky Home Chapter in Bardstown.

Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The KCDHH involves many of our people provides a needed service for information, TDD Distribution and advocacy leadership.

Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.
This board oversees licensure of hearing aid dispensers and audiologists and takes care of any complaints that are filed.

Indiana Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This board oversees licensure of hearing aid dispensers and audiologists and takes care of any complaints that are filed.


Online lists, information, and news groups

The National Hearing Test
The National Hearing Test is a quick, convenient telephone-based screening for hearing loss that you can take from the privacy of your home.

Emergency Email
Emergency email provides immediate info on happenings in weather, news, homeland security, etc. This is a free service and will contact by brief emails when there is something to report. You can tailor in advance what sort of info you want to be told about.

Earthquakes and other Emergencies
KCDHH tips on how to prepare yourself and your family.

Federal Disability Website
Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities

Audient
Audient is an alliance for accessible hearing care is designed to assist income qualified hard of hearing people nationwide to access quality hearing aids and related care at significantly reduced costs. 

Center for Hearing Loss Help
Help for Hearing Loss & Deafness Successfully cope with Hearing Loss! Information & help for Hearing Loss, Tinnitus & Other Ear Problems.  

Healthy Hearing
Healthy Hearing is a hearing aid information resource

College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
From BESTCOLLEGES.COM A College Guide for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

DEAFWEEKLY
A new service called DEAFWEEKLY, a free e-mail newsletter designed to help people keep up with news in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.


Technology

Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation.
"The Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation(KATLC) offers low interest loans through its lending partners (Fifth Third Bank and KentuckyHousing Corporation) for qualified applicants who need any type of equipment or home modification that will increase a person's mobility or enable them to become more independent." -KATLC website

Beyond Hearing Aids.
This business sells assistive listening and alerting devices, as well the information on how, when and where to use them. Owner Becky Morris in Northern Kentucky serves businesses as well as individuals needing to find the best way to facilitate communication for hearing impaired people.

Pure Direct Sound
This website has a different type of loop system - that doesnt really use a loop as such - for listening to TV, stereo etc. While the only person we know of personally who has used it is Denise Portis, it sounds really promising. Have a look!

LOOP New Mexico
Initiative of HLA of Albuquerque - Information of Looping home/church/business

SonoVation Corporation
Sonovation designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for improving the auditory and verbal communication skills of hearing impaired children and adults.


Telephone Relays Online

Here are four online relays that allow you to use your computer as a TDD. One added advantage is that long distance calls this way are FREE!

relayservices.att.com      AT&T Relay Service

hamilton.net      Hamilton Telecommunications

IP-RELAY      MCI Relay Service

sprintrelayonline.com      Sprint Relay Service


Digital Captioning Information

Contact the FCC

General Information about Digital CC 

Find out about Coverage and Antennas  

List of Converter Boxes and the Features each has

General CC Information

General CC Rules/Regulations


Miscellaneous Sites of Interest

NeuroTone Auditory Solutions.
LACE Aural Rehabilitation Training Software

Louisville Hearing Aid Center
Audiology

Hear Here Inc.
Audiology

The Center for Accessible Living
Local Disability Resource Center

Parish Without Borders.
The KY connection at this site is Fr. Charlie Dittmeier, who is a Catholic priest of the Louisville diocese and is now a part of Maryknoll, working in Cambodia. His website is fascinating and updated daily with news and observations on life in Southeast Asia. Before Charlie went there about 10 years ago, he was the chaplain for the Louisville Catholic Deaf Community and taught Sign classes in Louisville.