International organisations

This is a list of useful international organisations we think may be of interest to adults with hearing loss, their family and friends.

Accredited Schools online

A US organisation with resources, tech tools and expert tips that students of all ages – and all impairment levels – can use to achieve academic success.

American Academy of Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of, by, and for audiologists and is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA)

ALDA strives to provide education, role models and support for late-deafened adults. ALDA also advocates on behalf of late-deafened adults in promoting public and private programs that support their needs, and encourages research into the various aspects of late-deafness.

Audiology OnLine

AudiologyOnline is a professional development and career center resources for audiologists and hearing care professionals worldwide.

Better Hearing Australia

Better Hearing Australia is the largest independent consumer association for people who have hearing loss in Australia. It is a not-for-profit, self-help organisation run by members and provides Australia wide community support and help to everyone in the community.

The Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA)

A global community of organisations, individuals and cochlear implant experts, working together to support the vision of increased access to cochlear implants and providing lifelong support for those who benefit from them.

Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)

CCAC is an non-profit, volunteer run grassroots organization advocating for quality captioning in all places needed and missing. CCAC is a welcoming place to learn more about captioning (subtitling, speech-to-text) and find support.


The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a consumer-based organization formed by and for hard of hearing Canadians.

European Association of Cochlear Impact Users (EACIU)

The European Association of Cochlear Implant Users is a non-governmental and non-profit association which consists of 33 national member associations from 25 European countries.

European Federation of the Hard of Hearing (EFHOH)

EFHOH is a non-profit European non-governmental organization consisting of/for hard of hearing and late deafened people, parent organizations and professional organizations at a European level in dialogue with the European Union, the Members of the European Parliament, and other European authorities.

European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA)

The European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) represents the six major European hearing instrument manufacturers, producing up to 90% of hearing aids made in Europe.

EverydayHearing is a leading provider of online hearing information in the US.  Their motto is “We’re here to help you hear better and live better!”

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

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

Hearing Matters Australia

Hearing Matters Australia (HMA), formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH) Australia Inc., is a voluntary, non-profit educational organisation, dedicated to helping Australians with a hearing loss whose primary method of communication is through speech.

Hear it

This is an international non-profit and non-commercial organisation. It collects and circulates news, information and personal stories relating to hearing impairments and the human and socio-economic consequences. The website has lots of useful and interesting articles.

The Ida Institute

The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization with the vision to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss.

International Federation of the Hard of Hearing (IFHOH)

Supports hard of hearing people of all ages and their families, including (together with the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People – IFHOHYP) young people.

Say What Club

SayWhatClub is an online community of adults with hearing loss. It has an international membership.

Sudden Hearing Loss Support

Quick information about sudden hearing loss – what it is, how it is diagnosed and the treatments available.

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