Hearing Disorders and Deafness

Hearing Disorders and Deafness

able South Carolina
Serves counties in the Midlands and Upstate regions. There is information about local support groups on the Web site.
http://www.able-sc.org/
Division of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Programs
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/FHPF/SpecialNeedsChildren/
This Web site provides information on the services they provide and the contact information for the program.
Phone: 803-898-0784
Fax: 803-989-0613
Find an Audiologist
(American Academy of Audiology)
This site allows you to search by city and state, zip code and/or country to locate and audiologist near you.
http://webportal.audiology.org/Custom/FindAnAudiologist.aspx
Hearing Disorders and Deafness
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. The sites include images, articles and many types of information.
https://medlineplus.gov/hearingdisordersanddeafness.html
National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
(National Institutes of Health)
This site provides consumer health information about hearing, ear infections and deafness, balance disorders, voice, speech and language problems. It provides information about research conducted by the agency and links to news articles related to the agency's mission. It also has links to other resources for hearing problems, teachers and grant seekers.
https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/
NIH SeniorHealth Hearing Loss
(National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)
Learn the basics of hearing loss, including causes, prevention, symptoms, treatment, and more. This site, designed especially for seniors, is easy to read and navigate. Select the "Turn Speech On" button at the top of a page to have the text read to you. The site also has short videos and quizzes.
https://nihseniorhealth.gov/hearingloss/hearinglossdefined/01.html
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
(National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)
Every day we experience sound in our environment such as the television, radio, washing machine, automobiles, buses, and trucks. But when an individual is exposed to harmful sounds--sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time--sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Learn the causes, effects, and symptoms of NIHL and find out who is affected and how it can be prevented. Includes links to information about protecting your ears, shooter safety, and how to recognize hearing loss. Also available in Spanish.
https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/noise-induced-hearing-loss
Relay South Carolina
Provides full telephone accessibility to deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled individuals. This service is available to South Carolina residents who have phone service in their home and a certified disability that causes difficulty when using a standard telephone. A wide variety of communication options are described.
https://www.relaysouthcarolina.com/
SC Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (SC TEDP)
(South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff)
South Carolina residents who cannot easily use regular telephone equipment can apply to receive special equipment through the South Carolina Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (SC TEDP). This FREE program provides amplified telephones, TTY's, speaker telephones, alerting devices and emergency devices to qualifying South Carolina residents. Qualifications are based on the following impairments: deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, deaf-blind, low vision with hearing loss. You can download an application form and an equipment catalog from this site. Both are in .pdf format
http://www.scedp.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx
South Carolina Association of the Deaf, Inc.
This statewide advocacy organization works for and with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. They provide telecommunications equipment free of charge to qualifying SC residents. The site includes links to other useful websites.
http://www.scadservices.org/
South Carolina School for the Deaf & the Blind
(SC Department of Education)
The school provides services statewide to deaf, blind, or sensory multidisabled individuals of all ages. Select About SCSDB for an overview of their various services.
https://www.scsdb.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Clarity-- The Speech, Hearing & Learning Center, Inc.
Select About to find out about the services provided by this Greenville agency. The agency provides speech & language, learning & psychology, hearing & audiology assessment and treatment.
http://clarityupstate.org/
Tinnitus
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. The site includes an interactive tutorial and resources in Spanish.
https://medlineplus.gov/tinnitus.html

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