Audiology

Guide to the leading online audiology resources, providing information on hearing impairments and treatment. With few exceptions the sites below are available for free and without registration.

  • Better Hearing Institute
    Sponsored by industry association but provides solid patient information on hearing loss treatment.
    betterhearing.org
  • Dangerous Decibles
    Campaign to reduce the incidence and prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
    dangerousdecibels.org
  • ENT Today
    Leading information source for otolaryngology-head and neck surgeons.
    enttoday.org
  • Hear It
    Information on hearing, hearing loss, and tinnitus; and how to live with hearing loss or tinnitus.
    hear-it.org
  • Hear Smart
    Initiative promoting hearing health and prevention of noise-induced tinnitus and hearing loss.
    hearsmart.org
  • Hearing Health Foundation
    Largest non-profit funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S.
    hearinghealthfoundation.org
  • Hearing Link
    UK-based charity offering experience, practical support and guidance for people with hearing loss.
    hearinglink.org
  • HEARnet
    Patient information and an interactive visual guide to the ear and hearing technologies.
    hearnet.org.au
  • NIH: Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Conducts and supports research into the processes of hearing, balance, voice, speech, and language.
    nidcd.nih.gov
  • OTO Open
    Open access journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
    journals.sagepub.com - Also see: Otolaryngology Journal
  • Plug'em
    Campaign encouraging the use of earplugs at shows, festivals, and clubs.
    plugem.co.uk

Professional Organizations

Condition-Specific

Support

  • ASL Dictionary
    Highly rated and inexpensive American Sign Language dictionary apps, including 5,000+ videos.
    asl-dictionary.com
  • Deaf Health
    Concise health education in American Sign Language and an index of ASL-trained doctors.
    deafhealth.org
  • Hand Talk Translator
    View animated signs in American Sign Language or Libras.
    play.google.com - Android App
  • Speak4Me
    Store favorite phrases and select from a variety of voices.
    itunes.apple.com - iOS App