Links To Related Web Sites

The following is a list of Web sites of cochlear implant manufacturers as well as organizations for the deaf and hearing impaired.

League for the Hard of Hearing

The Cochlear Implant Association, Inc.

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf of which Donna Sorkin is executive director.

Advanced Bionics manufactures the FDA-approved Clarion cochlear implant in the United States. Company headquarters is in Sylmar, California.

Cochlear Corporation is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, but its cochlear implant is FDA-approved. The company's U.S. office is in Denver, Colorado.

Med-El Medical Electronics is based in Innsbruck Austria. The Med-El cochlear implant is currently undergoing clinical trials in the U.S., pending FDA approval.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc., (SHHH) is a consumer educational organization devoted to helping the hearing-impaired.

The National Association of the Deaf is a private, non-profit organization devoted to protecting the civil rights of the hearing impaired. Founded in 1880, NAD is the oldest organization that represents people with disabilities. NAD is based in Silver Springs, Md., and has association affiliates in 51 states.

The American Society for Deaf Children was founded in 1967 and is based in Sacramento, California. The non-profit organization helps educate and support families raising hard of hearing and deaf children.

Gallaudet University is "the world's only university for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students." The school was established in the 1850s and has since become a world-renowned educational center for the hearing impaired.


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