Helpful Hearing Links
Washington Relay is a free service provided by the Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) ensuring equal communication access to the telephone service for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and speech disabled.
Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides services to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities throughout Washington State.
American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.
Academy of Doctors of Audiology offers consumers a variety of resources for learning about hearing loss, understanding the qualifications of audiologists, and understanding the services audiologists provide.
American Tinnitus Association is the nation's foremost organization working to cure tinnitus. The researchers we fund work hard to discover the sources of tinnitus, to identify the best methods that will help people cope with their tinnitus and, especially, to find a cure for this often devastating condition.
Hearing Loss Association of Washington site includes contact information for peer groups in Washington State and news of events organized by this state association and its regional chapters.
Hearing Loss Association of America is the nation's largest organization for people with hearing loss. The Hearing Loss Association of America exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support
Hearing Aid Funding Options
Northwest Lions Foundation hearing aid bank partners with local Lions Clubs in the Pacific Northwest to provide refurbished hearing aids to those with no ability to pay. Since its inception, the Hearing Aid Bank has provided aids for more than 1,500 individuals. These donated aids are recalibrated and re-cased to fit the individual needs of each recipient. The quality is excellent, and for people on restricted incomes, this help is often the only real option.
Washington Assistive Technology Foundation ("WATF") provides low-interest loans and other financing services to help individuals with hearing loss obtain the technologies and business equipment needed to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community. WAFT Loan Applications: