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
    Sponsored by an industry association but provides quality patient information on hearing loss.
  • Dangerous Decibels
    Campaign to reduce the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
  • ENT Today
    Leading information source for otolaryngology-head and neck surgeons.
  • Hear It
    Information on hearing, hearing loss, and tinnitus; and how to live with hearing loss or tinnitus.
  • Hear Smart
    Initiative promoting hearing health and prevention of noise-induced tinnitus and hearing loss.
  • Hearing Health Foundation
    Largest non-profit funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S.
  • Hearing Link
    UK-based charity offering experience, practical support and guidance for people with hearing loss.
  • HEARnet
    Patient information and an interactive visual guide to the ear and hearing technologies.
  • NIH: Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Conducts and supports research into the processes of hearing, balance, voice, speech, and language.
  • OTO Open
    Open access journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. - Also see: Otolaryngology Journal

Professional Organizations



  • ASL Dictionary
    Highly rated and inexpensive American Sign Language dictionary apps, including 5,000+ videos.
  • Hand Talk Translator
    View animated signs in American Sign Language or Libras. - Android App
  • Speak4Me
    Text to speech app. Store favorite phrases and select from a variety of voices. - iOS App