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The following web sites are selected resources which may help you learn more about hearing and hearing aids.

Government Web sites:

A New Online Guide to Hearing Aids
FDA Consumer Update, Oct. 20, 2009
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ ConsumerUpdates/ucm185723.htm

Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplifiers: Know the Difference
FDA Consumer Update, Oct. 20, 2009
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ ConsumerUpdates/ucm185459.htm

Information on Cochlear Implants
FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/ CochlearImplants/default.htm

How to Report Problems With Products Regulated by FDA
The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/default.htm

Information on Cell Phones
FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/ RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/ HomeBusinessandEntertainment/ CellPhones/default.htm

Hearing AidsExit Disclaimer
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/hearingaid.aspx

NIH Senior Health – Hearing LossExit Disclaimer
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/hearingloss/toc.html

Consumer Facts: Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireline TelephonesExit Disclaimer
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/hac_wireline.html

Consumer Facts: Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireless TelephonesExit Disclaimer
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/hac_wireless.html

Facts for Consumers: Sound Advice on Hearing AidsExit Disclaimer
Federal Trade Commission
http://ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/health/hea10.shtm

Non-Government Web sites:

Academy of Doctors of AudiologyExit Disclaimer
www.audiologist.org

American Academy of AudiologyExit Disclaimer
www.audiology.org/Pages/default.aspx

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck SurgeryExit Disclaimer
www.entnet.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationExit Disclaimer
www.asha.org/default.htm

Better Hearing InstituteExit Disclaimer
www.betterhearing.org

CTIA – The Wireless AssociationExit Disclaimer
www.accesswireless.org

Hearing Loss Association of AmericaExit Disclaimer
www.hearingloss.org

International Hearing SocietyExit Disclaimer
ihsinfo.org/IhsV2/Home/Index.cfm

Please note that links to non-Federal Government organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by FDA or the Federal government. FDA is not responsible for the content of the Web pages found at these links.