Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
AG Bell is a lifelong resource and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through advocacy, education and research, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology in support of its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!
American Academy of Audiology
The Academy is the world’s largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists. The membership is dedicated to providing the highest quality of hearing healthcare service to children and adults described by our national slogan “Caring for America’s Hearing.”
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents approximately 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.
American Society for Deaf Children
The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) supports and educates families of Deaf or Hard of Hearing children and advocates for high quality programs and services. Through parent-to-parent networking, our international publication, annual family conferences, and advocacy to improve public policy, ASDC is committed to supporting and providing services for diverse families.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 166,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf
CEASD promotes excellence in educational opportunities and supports the efficient and effective management of schools and programs serving learners who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Council of American Instructors of the Deaf, Inc.
The mission of the Council of the American Instructors of the Deaf, Inc. (CAID) is to establish and to bring together state and regional organizations of teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing and support personnel for the purpose of promoting quality education for students. With a focus on student learning and development, CAID supports its 450 members by establishing, developing and expanding state and regional teacher organizations; fostering best practices through networking; sharing current educational, legislative and technological trends; facilitating opportunities for professional development; disseminating current information and research; advocating for high quality educational programs and services at the state, regional and national level; and representing the membership on policy issues at the state, regional and federal level.
Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies
Supporting the leaders of speech and hearing programs in all United States jurisdictions to represent the professionals who serve children with communication disorders and their families through advocacy, professional development and collaboration.
Hands and Voices
Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing impaired and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.
The mission of Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. With your help, we can make hearing loss a thing of the past.
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hearing Loss Association of America’s mission is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support.
International Hearing Society
The International Hearing Society (IHS) is a membership association that represents hearing healthcare professionals worldwide. IHS members are engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing aids and counseling patients. Founded in 1951, the Society promotes and maintains the highest possible standards for its members in order to best serve people with hearing loss.
National Association of the Deaf
Established in 1880, the mission of the NAD is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
National Court Reporters Association
NCRA is a 27,000-member nonprofit organization committed to advancing the judicial reporting, realtime communication access and captioning professions.
National Cued Speech Association
The NCSA is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and support the effective use of Cued Speech for communication, language acquisition and literacy.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
RID is a national membership organization representing the professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who can hear. Interpreters serve as professional communicators in a vast array of settings such as: churches, schools, courtrooms, hospitals and theaters, as well as on political grandstands and television.
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
TDI is a non-profit national consumer organization that provides leadership in achieving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for deaf and hard of hearing people