American Academy of Audiology has a directory that can help you find an audiologist near your home. Audiologists are professionals who diagnose and treat people who have a hearing loss or balance problems. Based upon a diagnosis, audiologists can dispense and fit hearing aids as part of a comprehensive program.
Deaf Hard of Hearing Bulletin Board is an online bulletin board of resources for families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who have hearing concerns and the professionals who work with them. You can suggest additions to the bulletin board by double clicking on a blank spot on the page and creating a resource suggestion, which will be reviewed and approved for addition.
Hear Now is an application-based program that provides hearing help to low-income Americans. If you are struggling with hearing loss and are unable to afford hearing aids, Hear Now may be able to help. People who qualify are fitted with new, top-of-the-line digital hearing aids that are customized to their hearing loss.
Hearing Discovery Center located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, provides support, education and counseling about hearing loss and assistive technology devices for hearing loss and tinnitus. The Center also lends out assistive devices free-of-charge to consumers who live in the five-county, southeastern region of Pennsylvania.
Hearing Loss Association of America provides information about hearing assistive technology and hearing loss. Information and links to the Pennsylvania affiliate, Hearing Loss Association of America – Pennsylvania, can also be found on this website.
The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides specific services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain competitive employment. Assistive technology is an eligible service if the need and justification is included in the participant’s plan.
Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology
Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology is an organization for audiologists. Consumers can find a local Pennsylvania-licensed audiologist as well as information about hearing and hearing loss.
Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) assists individuals with disabilities, including hearing loss, to access the phone. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may qualify for a free phone, including a captioned telephone (CapTel), an amplified phone, a hands-free telephone, or a voice carry-over phone.
The PA Office for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (ODHH) provides information, referral services and advocacy to people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. The ODHH can advocate for people with hearing loss who are not receiving the proper services from government or private agencies.
Find information specific to acquiring hearing aids here: http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Hearing_Aids.asp