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Age-Related Hearing Loss Resources

Hearing Loss Matters: Documentary (external link) 
TPT Co-Productions. Age-related hearing loss is more than a personal inconvenience; it's a public health issue with wide-ranging social impacts. Learn why directly from those affected by hearing loss as they explore communication and treatment options. Produced the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.

Hearing Loss Matters: Special Website (external link) 
Age-related hearing loss is more than a personal inconvenience, it's a public health issue with wide-ranging social impacts. In this new documentary, learn why, directly from those affected by hearing loss as they explore communication and treatment options. Produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans and Twin Cities PBS (TPT). The documentary can be viewed on TPT's Hearing Loss Matters (external) link.

Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) (external link) 
The Association of Late-Deafened Adults is about communication and acceptance of every deafened individual. Some people lip-read, some sign, some use hearing aids, some have cochlear implants, and some need to have others write down what they are saying - and at ALDA all the above is okay! ALDA's official communication philosophy is "Whatever works!"

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) (external link) 
The Hearing Loss Association of America is the nation's leading organization 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. And also brings consumers and policy makers together to learn about communication access at the national, state and local levels. There is also a Twin Cities Chapter (external link).

The Ida Institute (external link) 
The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization working to integrate person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation. We aim to enable people with hearing loss to take an active role in their care by expressing their needs and preferences. Together with hearing care professionals around the world, we develop free tools and resources to strengthen the counseling process. Our website is a collaborative space where we invite you to share knowledge, information and resources.

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