Resources

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss.  www.hearingloss.org

Hearing Loss Association of  Floridahlaa-fl.org
Facebook Page:  Hearing Loss Association of Florida

A Guide for Effective Communication in Healthcare (HLAA, 2017)
The more you understand about your own health, the better decisions you and your healthcare team can make. This is known as effective communication and the process often requires going back and forth with questions and answers until everyone has a clear understanding.  This guide covers the “auxiliary aids and services” that may help you to communicate; your legal rights to effective communication and how to get what you need for Emergency Department visits, Inpatient hospital stays; Outpatient appointments; Tests and procedures.

Communication Access Plan (CAP) form – PDF
CAP Instructions – PDF
HC Patient – The Complete Guide – PDF
HC Provider – The Complete Guide – PDF

 

Websites:

www.hearingloop.org  HearingLoop.org is a nonprofit informational website created and maintained by  Hope College psychology professor David G. Myers and his assistant Kathryn Brownson

www.hearinghealthmatters.org   HHTM was created by and for people who share the belief that Hearing Health & Technology Matters! “Our vision is to provide timely information and lively insights to anyone who cares about hearing loss.”

www.ada.gov/regs2010/219   http://www.irs.gov/pubf8826   www.ada.gov/regs2010/706  These links point to information regarding the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design as they relate to Assistive Listening Devices.