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American Academy of Audiology- The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)- The Acoustical Society of America membership of approximately 7000 includes leaders in acoustics in the United States of America and other countries. The Society has attracted members from various fields related to sound including physics, electrical, mechanical, and aeronautical engineering, oceanography, biology, physiology, psychology, architecture, speech, noise and noise control, and music. This diversity and the opportunity it provides for interchange of knowledge and points of view has become one of the strengths of the Society. 


American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)- The American Industrial Hygiene Association is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.


American Tinnitus Association- The nonprofit American Tinnitus Association is the nation’s foremost organization working to cure tinnitus. Our board and staff work with researchers, tinnitus sufferers, donors, legislators and other concerned individuals to support vital tinnitus research. The researchers we fund work hard to discover the sources of tinnitus, to identify the best methods that will help people cope with their tinnitus and, especially, to find a cure for this often devastating condition.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.



Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)-The Association for Research in Otolaryngology is an international association of scientists and physicians dedicated to scientific exploration among all of the disciplines in the field of otolaryngology. Research efforts involve the ear, nose, head, neck and related functions including hearing, balance, speech, taste and smell among others. A wide range of scientific approaches is represented including biochemical, physiological, behavioral, developmental and evolutionary.

Audiology Awareness Campaign - The Audiology Awareness Campaign (AAC) is a non-profit organization founded by by five professional audiology organizations who set up this site with two goals in mind:  1) Help persons find information about hearing loss  2) Let people know that the profession of audiology is dedicated to giving them the best professional hearing health care service available.

Center for Hearing and Communication (formerly the League for the Hard of Hearing)- A leading hearing center offering state-of-the-art hearing testing and hearing aid fitting, speech therapy and a full range of services for people of all ages with hearing loss. Visit our offices in New York City and Ft. Lauderdale for services that meet all of your hearing and communication needs.

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)- The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation's (CAOHC) main objective is to provide education, information and guidance to industry and those serving industry regarding the successful implementation of an occupational hearing conservation program. It seeks to prevent occupational hearing loss.

Dangerous Decibels- The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children.



Deafness Research Foundation- The DRF's mission is to attain a lifetime of healthy hearing and balance through quality research, education, and advocacy.  DRF is the leading national source of private funding for basic and clinical research in hearing and balance science.

Hearing Academy- The Hearing Academy was founded in February 2005. It is a non-profit organization aiming to bring together representatives from the key decision making groups in the field of 'Prevention of Hearing Damage' – scientists, policymakers, health and safety professionals, employers and workers' organizations.

Hearnet- H.E.A.R.'s mission is the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music fans (especially teens) through education awareness and grassroots outreach advocacy.

H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels from music which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating, hearing loss and tinnitus. Damage from loud sound can occur from playing music, attending concerts, dance clubs, raves, using stereo earphones, playing amplified systems too loudly, or other noisy activities. We're here for musicians, DJs, sound engineers, music fans (especially teens) and anyone needing help with their hearing.

House Ear Institute- What do you like best about your hearing? Is it being able to listen to your best friend, answer your cell phone, or play your favorite video games with the best surround sound? Is it to rock out to your number one music artist, play a musical instrument or just enjoy the sounds of life around you?

Whatever comes to your mind, explore this site and let Ear Bud share his straight facts on how you can protect your ears from noise damage and enjoy great sound for many years to come. Remember, It’s How You Listen that Counts!


Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)- The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA) is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering solutions to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise problems. INCE/USA is a Member Society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, an international consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control.

Internoise 2001, the 30th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (Aug 27-30, 2001)

The Military Audiology Association- The Military Audiology Association's mission is to ensure operational readiness and quality-of-life to the Fighting Force and eligible beneficiaries by providing cost-effective hearing health care through state-of-the-art audiological services, including prevention, medical surveillance, education, and research. We will strategically place military audiologists to support the Fighting Force for success on the modern battlefield. Military audiologists are recognized as primary experts and providers of hearing health care. We will achieve pre-eminence in preventing disease-non-battle-injury. We will emerge as leaders in preventive medicine activities by promoting education and research to enhance operational readiness.


National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)- NIOSH conducts a range of efforts in the area of research, guidance, information, and service. To better coordinate these efforts, NIOSH is organizing our portfolio into various specific programmatic categories that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. The NIOSH Program Portfolio focuses on relevance, quality and impact. This is achieved through strong involvement of partners and stakeholders throughout the entire research continuum (conceiving, planning, conducting, translating, disseminating and evaluating research). NIOSH programmatic and support structures provide a foundation for NIOSH staff to carry out its mission to provide national and world leadership to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries.

National Institute of Deafness and other Communicative Disorders (NIDCD): Biophysics Section - The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH's mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. NIH is part of the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Noise Free America- Noise Free America is dedicated to fighting noise pollution, especially from boom cars, car alarms, leaf blowers, and motorcycles. Take a look at our legislative agendato reduce noise in our communities.

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse- The mission of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is to create more civil cities and more natural rural and wilderness areas by reducing noise pollution at the source.


Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)- OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Since the agency was created in 1971, occupational deaths have been cut by 62% and injuries have declined by 42%.

OSHA's Recordkeeping Page- The OSHA Recordkeeping Handbook is a compendium of existing agency approved policy, including the 2001 Recordkeeping rule (Regulatory text and relevant decision discussion from the Preamble to the rule), Frequently Asked Questions and the Letters of Interpretation.



Sight and Hearing Association- The Sight & Hearing Association is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enable lifetime learning by identifying preventable loss of vision and hearing in children.  


National Hearing Conservation Association
Street: 2851 S. Parker Road, Suite 1210, Aurora, CO 80014
Mail: P.O. 3406, Englewood, CO 80155
Phone: 303-224-9022
Fax: 303-200-7099