In addition to considering financial assistance, you may be interested in more information about hearing loss and its effect on an individual's life. The organizations listed below serve this group of individuals. The Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation does not promote any one of these organizations over another, has not verified the information in the sites, has no financial/personal connection with any of them, and does not guarantee any outcomes from people using them.
Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education - Information about accommodations and other specifics for those with hearing loss who take on-line courses.
Affordable Colleges - Website that provides information, including a guide to financial aid for students with disabilities. It includes resources such as:
A curated list of more than 85 disability-specific scholarships
Strategies for utilizing state and local financial aid resources
An overview of loan forgiveness and reduction options
Affordable Colleges for Students with Disabilities - Website and guide that provides information about multiple financial aid options for students with hearing loss and other disabilities. Key elements: comprehensive review of all of the scholarships available; amounts awarded and deadlines for each; debt-forgiveness options for those who acquired a disability post-graduation.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - A lifelong resource, support network, and advocate for listening, learning, talking, and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications, advocacy, training, scholarships, and financial aid, A G Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology. The association also provides scholarships.
Association of Late Deafened Adults - ALDA works collaboratively with other organizations around the world serving the needs of late-deafened people.
Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss - Provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.
Closed Captioning and Other Assistive Technologies - Provides an overview of assistive technologies and accommodations that are available for people with all types of disabilities, including hearing loss.
College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students - Provides great tips for students with hearing loss who are in college, including types of accommodations, scholarships, apps, and similar. BestColleges.com is dedicated to helping students find the school that best meets their needs.
Deaf Linx - Your resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), and related topics. Whether you are a deaf person or someone with hearing loss, looking for other individuals in your area, or you just want to learn about deaf culture or deaf society, our resources on deafness are for you.
Deaf Websites - Your center for deaf awareness, deaf culture, and deaf resources. Many deaf sites exist for those with a hearing loss and that includes a means for deaf people to receive deaf world news, review deaf events in Maryland, deaf events NYC or deaf events Bay Area, connect with deaf groups, create a deaf directory, find deaf resources, find a deaf chat online website, a deaf website and so much more.
Gallaudet University - The world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.
Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss - Provides support in multiple ways, including teacher training support, hearing aid distribution, consultations, and research. The focus of the foundation is international, to help deaf children around the world succeed.
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (GLAD) - Ensures equal access of the deaf and hard of hearing community to the same opportunities afforded their hearing counterparts. The organizationâ€™s general purposes and powers are directed around the promotion of the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and vocational well-being of its constituents.
Hearing Loss Association of America - The nation's largest organization for people with hearing loss. It exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support.
KT Maviglia Fund for Hearing - Their mission is to present young people in the state of Michigan with the gift of hearing. Financial awards are available to help with assistive/hearing devices that are not covered by private health care insurance or any additional outside assistance. Click the Applications/Fund Application link.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf - The world's first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. One of the unique features of RIT/NTID is that more than 1,100 deaf and hard of hearing students study, share residence halls and enjoy social life together with more than 14,000 hearing students.
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders - Conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function.
National Association of the Deaf - Promotes, protects, and preserves the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
Sertoma International: Oticon Scholarships for Students with Hearing Loss - $1000 scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a four year degree are available through Sertoma International.
Post Education Programs Network (PEPNet) - The national collaboration of the four Regional Postsecondary Education Centers for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Centers are supported by contracts with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The goal of PEPNet is to assist postsecondary institutions across the nation to attract and effectively serve individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Travelers Protective Association of America -- Scholarship Trust for the Deaf and Near Deaf - Provides financial aid to people with hearing loss who need assistance in getting devices, medical or specialized treatment or specialized education, speech classes, note takers, interpreters, and other areas of need directly related to hearing impairment.