Cochlear Implant Program | Additional Resources

Cochlear Implant Manufacturers

Cochlear Americas

Advanced Bionics

Med El

Associations for those with hearing loss

Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA), P. O. Box 12402, Atlanta, GA 30355, (404) 237-8023

American Tinnitus Association (ATA), P. O. Box 5, Portland, OR 97207, (503) 248-9985

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA), 10310 Main Street, # 274, Fairfax, VA 22030, (404) 289-1596 (TTY)

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf: Organization of professionals, families and oral hearing impaired adults, supports auditory and oral communication and education.

Hearing Loss Association of America: A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the well being of people of all ages and communication styles. SHHH is the largest international consumer organization of its kinds.

Associations for audiologists

American Academy of Audiology (AAA): National professional organization of audiologists provides information on hearing, hearing aids, assistive listening devices and audiology services.

American Speech, Language Hearing Association: National professional organization provides general information about hearing loss, hearing aids, assistive listening devices and audiology/speech-language pathology services.

American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA): A not-for-profit organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the US.

Additional websites and blogs

Deaf Community Center: Open-captioned movies, RTR Media Captioned Committee

Better Hearing Institute: Provides comprehensive information on hearing loss, tinnitus, and hearing aids, as well as a directory of hearing care providers.

Olive Osmond Hearing Fund: (formerly DeafNet) Site devoted to information regarding the deaf child with links of interest to parents of deaf children.

Hands & Voices: a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.

Center for Hearing and Communication: (formerly the League of Hard of Hearing of NYC) The League for the Hard of Hearing sponsors a cochlear implant support group.

The Listen Up Web! : Cochlear implant information and resources, including: MAPping for dummies, hints, tips and stories from recipients around the world whose lives have been changed by cochlear implant technology.

Washington University Resources

Division of Adult Audiology at Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery, at Washington University

Pediatric cochlear implant program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital