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Disclaimer  These are a sample of companies, in random order,  and organizations present at a recent HLAA convention.  This information is provided as an information resource for you to research  strictly on your own. Any mention of any company or organization below does not imply endorsement, nor warranty, of products or services.  Neither HLA, nor HLAA, Long Beach / Lakewood Chapter, has any affiliation whatsoever with any commercial company noted below.   

Hearingimpaired.net
PO Box 17954
Fountain Hills, Arizona 85269
1-480-837-0190
http://www.hearingimpaired.net
Products-
Signs for
hearing
impaired
Accessories and signage for people with hearing loss. Service Dog packages, dog vest, patches, "Service Dog" leashes, collars. Hearing Impaired office desk sign, door signs & stickers, hotel door hanger, yellow rubber wrist bracelet, large iron-on logos for shirts, stickers for cars, High-visibility 'Hearing Impaired" orange/yellow vest for running, walking, bicycling, etc.
 
CEPIN
Community Emergency Preparedness
Information Network

TDI
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 604
Silver Springs, MD  20910-3803
http://www.cepintdi.org
 
Newsletter-
Emerg.
Prepare.
National newsletter for preparing us, the citizens, for local or national emergencies; part of the CERT program: Community Emergency Response Team in your local community.  Consists of training you in CPR, Red Cross, HAM radio support efforts.  June 2006 newsletter discusses CERT training course targeting Deaf Audience, by Stephanie Clark of the New England and Great Lakes region.
 
The GA-SK
Telecommunication for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing, Inc.
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 604
Silver Springs, MD  20910-3803
http://www.tdi-online.org
Magazine-
TDI
"TDI publishes the GA-SK four times a year to provide information about telecommunications and media access for people who are deaf, late deafened, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind.  GA (Go Ahead) and SK (Stop Keying) are the two most frequently used abbreviations in telegraphy and TTY conversations."
 
Comfort Audio
Harris Communications

5161 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA  90230
1-310-945-3048 voice
1-310-841-0672 Fax
http://www.comfortaudio.com
Products-
hearing
device
Comfort Duett Communicator Kit, a product of Sweden, "...is a small, easy to use, rechargeable assistive listening device.... it amplifies speech, conversations, and sounds from sources like TV, radio, telephone, etc. ...the base unit serves as an overnight charger.  Using earphones, the device resembles a stylish music player, ...and can be used as an alternative to hearing aids, or with its built-in T-coil and an induction neck-loop, as a compliment."
 
CART
Communication Access Realtime
Translation (Task Force)
NCRA - National Court Reporters Assoc.
http://cartinfo.org
http://cart.NCRAonline.org
 
Service CART "...is a word-for-word speech-to-text interpreting service for people who need communication access.  It benefits people who are late-deafened, oral deaf, heard of hearing, or who have cochlear implants....  CART is also referred to as 'realtime captioning.'
 
Advance
2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556
King of Prussia, PA  10406-0956
1-610-278-1400
http://www.advanceweb.com
 
Magazine-
speech &
language
"The nation's speech-language and audiology weekly, Advance magazine is for speech-language Pathologists and Audiologists.
 
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando, Florida
1-407-939-7807 voice
1-407-939-7670 TTY
http://www.disneyworld.com
Services-
listening
accessories
Services for guests with disabilities when visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida
 
Williams Sound
1-800-843-3544
http://www.williamscound.com
Product-
listening
accessories
 
"Helping people hear"  his company offers pocket talkers, earphones, headphones, microphones, batteries, chargers,  telephone accessories, antennas, carrying cases, neckloops, etc.
 
Widex
High Definition Hearing
http://www.widexusa.com
 
Product-
listening
devices
Interesting comparison graphics on their different types of digital hearing aids - CIC, Canal, Half-Concha, Full Custom, Mini & Power BTE's, and elan
 
Silent Call Communications
5095 Williams Lake Road
Waterford, Michigan  48329
1-800-572-5227 (voice or TTY)
http://www.silentcall.com
 
Product-
Environment
Transmitter
devices
Detectors and transmitters for smoke detection, carbon monoxide weather alert, shake-up receiver with strobe or vibrator, etc.
 
Krown Manufacturing, Inc.
3408 Indale Road
Fort Worth, TX  76116
1-817-738-2485 voice
1-817-738-8993
Emailto: InfokrownMfg.com
Product-
cordless
phone
amplified
Digital cordless telephone with 40dB gain for hard of hearing users. Large text display and dual handset support (Call transfer function) includes Caller ID. Ringer volume up to 95dB. 2.4 GHz wireless. Presets available (3) for fire & police
 
SoundClarity
359 North First Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa  52245
1-88-477-2995 (voice & TTY)
http://www.soundclarity.com
Products-
Listening,
communicating
devices
Telephones - cordless, corded, TTY, cellphone products, phone amplifiers, answering machines, ringers, headsets, handsets; Assistive Listening devices - FM, Loop, Infrared, headsets, neckloops, personal amplified systems; Clocks etc- Doorbell & telephone alarms, watches, smoke alarms, paging, carbon monoxide & weather alerts; and more!
 
Advanced Bionics Corporation
Mann Biomedical Park
25129 Rye Canyon Loop
Valencia, CA  01355
1-800-678-2575 (voice)
1-800-678-3575 (TTY)
http://www.advancedbionics.com
http://www.BionicEar.com
Products-
Listening
Listening devices for the hard of hearing. Includes T-Mic Microphone, iConnect FM Adapter, FireFly Diagnostic Indicator, Direct Connect Accessibility to ALDs, FM systems, cellphones, CD players, MP3 players.  Also, see CARE programs and services- Connections, Advocacy, Resources, and Education.  Cochlear implant connection information
 
RIT
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
96 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York  14623-5604
1-585-475-6834 (voice or TTY)
http://www.rit.edu
Services-
education &
jobs
Educational workshops for deaf and hard of hearing professionals, employees and employers.
 
Dry & Store
Ear Technology Corp.
1-888-327-1299
http://www.dyandstore.com
Product- Electric Drying box for hearing aids.
 
The Ear Foundation
1-800-545-HEAR
http://www.earfoundation.org
 
Educational Educational material- Hearing loss and seniors, measurement, Do hearing aids really work, how to purchase hearing aids, are they working, FAQs on hearing aids, tips for communicating with seniors, speechreading, assistive listening devices, situations to use an ALD, depression collides with hearing loss, companies that specialize in ALDs, legal information for deaf or hard of hearing, etc.
 
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-3639
1-800-995-0550 (voice & TTY)
http://www.gallaudet.edu
Educational "The only university where all programs and services are designed specifically for  deaf and hard of hearing students.  Founded by an act of Congress in 1864 during the American Civil War.  Average class size is 10 students.  See website for majors and minors.
 
SoundAid
4318 Downtowner Loop North, Suite K
Mobile, Alabama  36609
1-800-525-7936
http://www.soundaid.com
 
Warranty -
Hearing Aids
Hearing Aid Warranties; "...a significant investment that you can protect with a...warranty". Choice of Full Comprehensive, Loss and Damage, or Damage and Component Failure.
 
 
Etymotic Research, Inc.
61 Martin Lane
Elk Grove Village, Illinois  60007
1-888-ETYMOTIC
http://www.etymotic.com
 
Product-
Ear Plugs
ER-20 high-fidelity ear plugs, "not your average ear plug". Claims sound quality is preserved, 20dB sound reduction, speech is clear & not muffled, replicates ear normal response.  Product line includes "Musicians Earplugs" models ER-9, ER-15, and ER-25.  Also, the "High-Fidelity" model ER-20. Of interest to users trying to hear speech in a noise environment is the directional hearing aid microphone, the "Link-It"  system worn behind the ear and forward along the temple.
 
LS&S
Learning Sight & Sound
P.O. Box 673
Northbrook, Illinois  60065
1-800-468-4789 (voice)
1-866-317-8533 (TTY)
http://www.lssproducts.com
 
Products-
 
"Learning, sight and sound made easier." Time products, CCTV's, magnification products, lighting and lamps, daily living products (big button phones, etc.), braille, mobility, assistive technology, deaf/hard of hearing products, etc.
 
The Blue Book
http://www.tdi-online.org
 
Information The "Blue Book" on information.
 
ALDA
Association of Late-Deafened Adults
8038 Macintosh Lane
Rockford, Illinois  61107
http://www.alda.org
Newsletter A quarterly newsletter from the Association of Late-Deafened Adults. Interesting personal articles with catchy titles, such as, "Benefits of  Deafness", "What Could Be Good About Becoming Deaf?", and "Advantages of Being a Deaf Mom". etc.  Good reading.
 
Soundbytes
200 Robbins Lane
Jericho, New York 11753
1-888-816-8191 office
1-516 937-3546 (TTY)
http://www.soundbytes.com
 
Products "Your source for independent hearing products".
 
Panasonic Customer Service
1-800-211-PANA
1-877-833-8855 (TTY)
http://www.panasonic.com/support
 
Products Bone Conduction Cordless Telephone Handset (model KX-TG2388B only). Allows "...hearing-impaired individuals to communicate via telephone... the handset vibrates to transmit sound through the bones of the skull." Other features include: talking caller ID, voice enhancer technology, voice assistance, headset jack for headphones (model KX-TCA88HA) makes it hearing aid compatible, amplified handset, talking keypad, phonebook, Telecoil Mode for hearing aids with a telephone switch.
 
Gallaudet University
Office of Admissions
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3639
1-800-995-0550  (TTY/Voice)
Email:  admissions.office@gallaudet.edu
http:// admissions.gallaudet.edu
University "Gallaudet University is the only university in the world where all programs and services are designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students."  This liberal arts educational facility was founded by an act of Congress in 1864 during the Civil War.  "It has about 2,000 students enrolled in over 40 undergraduate majors, minors, and specializations.  The average class size is 10 students in a university with the world's largest collection of deafness-related materials in their library.  96% of graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate or higher education programs."
 
Ear Technology Corporation
1-888-327-1299
http://dryandstore.com

 
Product Warm-air drying system for hearing aids
 
FCC Consumer Facts
445 12th St. SW
Washington, DC 20554
1-888-225-5322
1-888-835-5322 (TTY)
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb
 
Information Speech-to-speech (STS, and Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) facts are available from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Further information on the TRS mandatory minimum standards, and other types of TRS in addition to STS, go to FCC website: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/trs.html
 
 
FCC Consumer Facts
445 12th St. SW
Washington, DC 20554
1-888-225-5322
1-888-835-5322 (TTY)
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb
 
Information Speech-to-speech (STS, and Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) facts are available from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Further information on the TRS mandatory minimum standards, and other types of TRS in addition to STS, go to FCC website: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/trs.html
 
 
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.
10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, Oregon  97502
1-541-826-9220 (Voice/TDD)
Email: info@dogsforthedeaf.org
http://dogsforthedeaf.org
Dogs A registered non-profit charity that rescues dogs to help the deaf. Organization publishes a periodic newletter, Canine Listener, and sells various dog, or people & dog products like coffee cups, shirts, etc.