Education & Research Organizations


The American Tinnitus Association exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. ATA is a global leader in the effort to find a cure for tinnitus, bringing together patients, researchers, healthcare professionals, industry partners and lawmakers to develop tinnitus management tools and fund vital tinnitus research.

Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) is the largest private funder of hearing research, with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research. Since 1958, HHF has given away millions of dollars to hearing and balance research, including work that led to cochlear implant technology and now through the Hearing Restoration Project is working on a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus. HHF also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource on hearing loss and related technology, research, and products.

The Dangerous Decibels mission is to significantly reduce the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) through exhibits, education, and research. 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.

Founded in 1973, the Better Hearing Institute conducts research and engages in hearing health education with the goal of helping people with hearing loss benefit from proper treatment.

The Hyperacusis Network primarily consists of individuals who are sensitive to sound – clinically known as decreased sound tolerance (DST).  As a network, their goal is to share information on how we can dramatically improve our collapsed tolerance to sound and support one other until a cure is discovered for hyperacusis.

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.

Healthy Hearing‘s mission is to educate people about hearing loss and hearing aids, and then encourage them to seek help from a hearing care professional.


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