Resources & Links

General Resources
Cochlear Implant Information 
Parent Information 
USF Affiliations (Local Information)

General Resources:

American Academy of Audiology (
Organization developed by Audiologists which provides valuable resources for not only audiologists, but those with hearing and vestibular disorders. Be sure to look at the consumer information section under publications and resources for more information.

American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (
Find helpful information and many resources for communication disorders, including explanations of different hearing disorders, testing procedures, and where to seek help. Look under the tab titled the public for more information.

American Tinnitus Association (
Organization which provides research-based information on the latest tinnitus management strategies. It also allows individuals suffering from tinnitus to connect with other tinnitus suffers in an interactive tinnitus community. See the homepage for more information.

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Cochlear Implant Information:

Cochlear Implant Online (
Information explaining the cochlear implant journey through the eyes of those who are cochlear implant recipients.

Cochlear Implant Help (
Useful information from learning more about cochlear implants to understanding different cochlear implant technologies, to blogs detailing experiences with cochlear implants

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Parent Information:

Hands & Voices (
Created originally as a support group for parents of children with hearing loss in the Colorado area, Hands and Voices is now dedicated to improving educational and social outcomes for children with hearing loss.

John Tracy Clinic (
John Tracey Clinic provides a large network of resources, guidance and encouragement for parents whose children have been diagnosed with hearing loss.

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USF Affiliations (Local Information):

Hearing Loss Association of America (Sarasota and Greater Tampa Bay Chapters)

Sarasota Chapter (
Tampa Chapter (

We are proud to announce that USF has partnered with our Greater Tampa Bay area HLAA organizations to foster a greater community network between those suffering from hearing loss and the professionals who work to treat hearing loss. HLAA is member driven and is a support network for those suffering from hearing loss. Be sure to learn more about this organization by checking out their websites.

Sertoma Central Florida District (
We are also proud to announce that USF has partnered with our friends at Sertoma to help provide children and adults with access to hearing loss treatment and management. You can find much more information regarding Sertoma's many local events and initiatives on their website.

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc (FTRI) (
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc (FTRI) is a statewide non-profit 501(c)3 organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Disabled. FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service. FTRI offers a variety of amplified telephones to meet the need of persons with a mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss. To learn more about the different types of amplified telephones head to their website for more information. Applications for amplified telephones can be found on the website by clicking on the get an application link on the homepage.

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