They're still hearing aids. But they're better--and smaller
alt.support.hearing-loss: This is a public newsgroup, so heated opinions and a wide range of expertise are to be expected on topics such as the marketing and selling of hearing aids and how effective they are.
www.drf.org: The Deafness Research Foundation publishes Hearing Health, a monthly magazine of interest both to consumers and to professionals. A nominal donation buys a subscription.
www.shhh.org: The Hearing Loss Association of America is a consumer-oriented advocacy organization with 250 local chapters. The website provides advice, member chat rooms, and message boards.
www.hohadvocates.org: If Ralph Nader had run a website in the '60s for people with hearing problems, it might have been like Hard of Hearing Advocates. Nothing and no one are beyond criticism on this volunteer-run site. The message board is especially feisty.
www.audiologyawareness.com/hhelp/hhies.htm: How much of a hearing problem do you have? This self-screening test will determine how much, if at all, your impaired hearing compromises your activities and relationships.