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Helpful Hearing Links

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5051
(202) 651-5052 (TTY)

Gallaudet University provides educational programs, vocational training, sign language programs, technology, and barrier free design for those with hearing loss. The site also contains fact sheets, resource listings, and reading lists on all aspects of deafness and hearing loss.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Dr MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse 1 (800) 241-1044
1 (800) 241-1055 (TTY)

NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and training and the dissemination of information on disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The NIDCD Clearinghouse offers information to health professionals, patients, industry representatives and the public.
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH)
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-2248
(301) 657-2249 (TTY)

SHHH is an international volunteer organization composed of people who are hard of hearing, their relatives, and friends. SHHH provides self-help programs and referrals to local chapters.
The National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
1 (800) 222-2225
1-(800) 222-4225 (TTY)

The National Institute on Aging is the component of the National Institutes of Health devoted to improving the health of older people. This site offers the general public and health professionals consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families as well as a description of their research program.

Relay Utah
The Public Service Commission (Commission) initiated the Relay Utah program in 1987 with the goal to provide telecommunication access and equipment to deaf, hard of hearing and speech challenged individuals. Prior to this service, individuals with hearing and speech challenges relied upon children, family members, or neighbors for assistance. Through the Relay Utah program, individuals with hearing or speech challenges have multiple service and equipment options. Such options include video relay, internet protocol relay, captioned telephones, application software, and amplified telephones. Relay services have expanded to include Spanish language, Speech-to-Speech, Voice Carry Over (VCO) Captioned Telephone (CapTel), and Hearing Carry Over (HCO).

More than 276,000 Utahns are either deaf or hard of hearing. Relay Utah strives to make it possible for these individuals and those who have difficulty with speech to independently communicate with each other and with the hearing community.

CaptionCall® is a revolutionary new telephone and service for anyone who has trouble hearing on the phone. While hearing loss affects millions of people for many different reasons – age, illness, injury, loud working conditions, and military service among them – it doesn’t have to limit the quality of their phone conversations. With CaptionCall, it’s easy to communicate confidently with friends, family and colleagues.