Acoustics Society of America Publications - Serves physical scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians, and speech communication specialists who wish to report the results of their research in acoustics.
ADVANCE Online - A weekly publication, reporting on up-to-the-minute developments, the latest technology, and current trends in audiology and speech-language pathology.
Aearo: Hearing Protection Tech Support - As one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers, and marketers of hearing protection products, Aearo Company supplies extensive technical support in the subject of hearing conservation and hearing protection.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP) - Articles concern screening, assessment, and treatment techniques; prevention; professional issues; supervision; and administration; and may appear in the form of clinical forums, clinical reviews, letters to the editor, or research reports that emphasize clinical practice.
Auricle Ink Publishers - Editor and Clinical Audiologist Richard Carmen brings together distinguished audiologists, scientists and experts in the field. A leading resource for those suffering from hearing loss.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAA) - The JAAA publishes articles and clinical reports in all areas of audiology, including audiological assessment, amplification, aural habilitation and rehabilitation, auditory electrophysiology, vestibular assessment, and hearing science.
Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, 2nd Edition by Robert A. Dobie, M.D., F.A.C.S. - Covers all aspects of hearing loss claims and court cases for physicians, attorneys, employers and insurance professionals. The second edition has over 150 new references and new discussions on topics such as: otoacoustic emissions, genetics of hearing loss, developments in hearing protection, effects of race and scioeconomic status on hearing, susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss, acoustic trauma from airbags and audiological testing, and fetal noise exposure. Practical guidance is provided for medical witnesses on hearing loss evaluation, diagnosis, allocation and reporting. Legal practitioners are briefed on how to accurately interpret medical-legal information for their work with expert testimony.
Rights for Those with Hearing Loss - Excellent overview and resources concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The the ADA sets forth guidelines and regulations outlining the accommodations and rights afforded to the deaf and hard of hearing in order to provide equal access and opportunity to the deaf, hard of hearing, and other disabled individuals.
Speech Therapy Apps and Technologies Ordered by Disorder - A resource guide featuring a collection of speech therapy apps and other technologies organized by the disorders for which they're most useful. Many of these apps can be used by children to complement the therapy they're receiving from their speech-language pathologist while others can be used by SLPs, parents, and teachers to help guide children with speech disorders through their therapies.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) - The professional and scientific association for more than 96,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the U.S. and internationally. ASHA's journals provide both clinical and research data on speech-language pathology and audiology.
Associates in Acoustics, Inc. - A professional consulting firm specializing in industrial noise measurement, engineering noise control, and hearing conservation programs.
Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) - An international association of scientists and physicians dedicated to scientific exploration among all of the disciplines in the field of otolaryngology. Research efforts involve the ear, nose, head, neck and related functions including hearing, balance, speech, taste and smell among others.
Etymotic Research (ER) - Produces integrated circuits and other innovative products for the ear, including microphones, Musicians Earplugs, and instrumentation for real ear measurement, auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions testing. ER maintains strong business partnerships with many of the key engineering firms in the hearing industry.
Hearing, Balance and Speech Center - Under the direction of Natan Bauman, Ed.D., a leading authority in the field of hearing health audiology, including hearing aid assessment and design, vestibular diagnosis and treatment and tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) - A leading organiztion in the U.S. representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. It works to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.
House Ear Institute (HEI) - Researching the auditory system from the ear canal through the inner ear and into the cortex of the brain. HEI has achieved an international reputation as a leader in its field through its applied otologic research and education programs.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) - Believes that every person with learning disabilities can be successful at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community - given the right opportunities. LDA's mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
Merck Manual Search - Search Merck Manuals for hearing loss, or tinnitus, vertigo, earache, deafness, Meniere's Disease, etc.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) - NAD safeguards the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care and social services, and telecommunications. Topics covered include American Sign Language and Interpreting; Legal Rights; Deaf Culture and Community; Education and Employment; Parents, Family and Friends; and Technology.
National Center on Deafness, California State Northridge - California State Northridge, one of the first mainstream universities to accept deaf students in the 1960s, now hosts one of the largest deaf student populations among U.S. universities. Nearly 300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students receive sign language interpreting, real-time captioning and other special services each year through the university's National Center on Deafness (NCOD).
OHSU Tinnitus Clinic - The OHSU Tinnitus Clinic, established by the Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, was the first medical clinic devoted exclusively to the treatment of tinnitus. A model that others have followed, the Tinnitus Clinic helps patients from all around the world and also serves as a training facility for health care professionals.
Sight and Hearing Association - Dedicated to preventing the needless loss of vision and hearing through effective screening, education, and research.
TDI - National advocacy organization focusing its energies and resources to address equal access issues in telecommunications and media for four constituencies in deafness and hearing loss, specifically people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late- deafened, or deaf-blind.
AKG K495 NC by Harman - 'NC' stands for 'noise cancelling', but it could also stand for 'no contest', because when it comes to pure, undisturbed sound, the AKG K495 NC headphones deliver high-quality performance and active noise control that are second to none. Durable and easy to charge through the USB, these top-of-the-line headphones create a perfect audio world: you get all the sound you want, and none of the sound you don't. State-of-the art, active noise-cancelling technology (closed -loop technology).
Hearing Journal Directory - Global online resource for up-to-date contact information for the hearing industry. Comprehensive list of hearing health care manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and associations. Events calendar also provides a guide to the hearing industry's upcoming meetings and conferences.
California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5095. General - (a) Scope and Application. Article 105 establishes requirements for controlling occupational exposures to noise. Agriculture, construction, and oil and gas well drilling and servicing operations are exempt from the provisions of Sections 5097 through 5100.
ISO Standards Handbook Acoustics - The full range of ISO International Standards developed in the field of acoustics. This two-volume collection of over 100 standards is the most comprehensive to date, covering general and specific methods for measuring noise from a wide range of sources and installations, as well as standards in the many different areas of acoustics: hearing threshold, audiometry, alarm signals, etc.
OSHA: Noise and Hearing Conservation - Information and technical links. Recognition, evaluation, control, compliance, devices, protection, directives, standards, technical specifications, measurement, training, and other resources.
Rights for Those with Hearing Loss - A list of legal and advocacy resources, as well as other services providing assistive technology and other accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing by U.S. state.
USCG Recommendations on Control of Excessive Noise (1982) [NVIC 12-82] - This Circular contains the Coast Guard's recommended guidelines to the U.S. maritime industry for addressing conditions of high noise. The guidelines were developed in consideration of the need for protecting crewmembers from noise exposures which may produce permanent noise induced hearing loss; for providing crewmembers with suitable conditions for recuperation from the effects of exposure to high noise levels; and for providing a safe working environment by giving consideration to the need for effective speech communication and for hearing audible alarms and warnings.
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