Late–Deafened/HOH/Deaf Guide


Thank you for visiting this guide. Like all of our guides, the Hard of Hearing/Deaf Guide is a work in progress. Please email abilitymaine2011@gmail.com with any material that you think should be added to this guide.




Organizations

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (National)
http://www.alda.org/

ALDA-MAINE
ALDA is for late deafened and hard of hearing adults of all ages. Born deaf, families, friends, co-workers, employers, and people working with hearing concerns are welcome also. Late deafened only means that hearing concerns developed after learning to speak, so that many ALDA members have been using captioning and lip reading since childhood. Hearing aids, listening systems, and note taking are also used by some.
Contact: ALDA-Maine
Email only: aldamaine@gmail.com
Website: http://www.alda-maine.mysite.com/
ALDA-Maine is the Maine Chapter of ALDA, Association for Late-Deafened Adults (and all people with hearing loss or interested in hearing).

Center for Hearing Loss Help
A commercial site with many free articles and helps
http://www.hearinglosshelp.com/

Hearing Loss Association of America
http://www.shhh.org/

International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
http://www.ifhoh.org/

Listen–up.org
Specializing In Information For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
http://www.listen-up.org/

Maine Division of Deafness
Providing services to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened people of Maine.
http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dod/

The Maine Center on Deafness
MCD is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective ways of communication.
http://www.mainecenterondeafness.org/

National Association of the Deaf
http://www.nad.org/

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/

Informational Sites

Maine Deaf Resource Guide from Division of Deafness:
http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dod/resource.htm

Suite 101 Hearing Loss Course
This mult–page course takes you through the experience of hearing loss. Gobs of adds, too.
http://www.suite101.com/course.cfm/17686/overview

DeafWiki.org
DeafWiki is a collaborative project to produce a free–content and complete encyclopedia of deaf and hard of hearing people. And anything else that concerns the deaf world.
http://deafwiki.org/

ASL Fingerspelling site:
http://www.asl.ms/

Hearing Aid Information

Basic Hearing Aid Information from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearing_aid

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Page about hearing aids:
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/hearingaid.asp

HearingPlanet.com
http://www.hearingplanet.com/

Some Hearing Aid Manufacturers:
Phonak - http://www.phonak.com (Swiss)
Siemens - http://www.siemens-hearing.com (German)
Oticon - http://www.oticon.com (Danish)
Beltone, http://www.beltone.com (US)
Starkey, http://www.starkey.com (US)

Here Now
Hear Now is a national non-profit program committed to assisting deaf and hard-of-hearing persons with limited financial resources who permanently reside within the United States. They also recycle used hearing aids.
http://www.sotheworldmayhear.org/forms/hearnow.php

Audient
Assistance to low income hearing impaired senior, children, and families by helping them to access hearing aids and related hearing care at a significantly lower cost.
http://www.audientalliance.org/

Language Instruction, Interpreting Services, CART (captioning services)

Certified Interpreting
A full-service signed language interpreting agency, networked to a pool of certified and licensed interpreters throughout Maine and New England. ASL/English Interpreting, Deafblind Interpreting, Video Translation, Mentoring and Supervising, Instruction and Tutoring, ASL Evaluations
http://www.certifiedinterpreting.com/

Kewl ASL Interpreting and Education
Interpreting/Education
15 Jones Road
Somerville, Maine 04348
549-4733 (V/TTY)

Pine Tree Society Deaf services
Pine Tree Society's Interpreting Services has been offering sign language interpreting services and Deaf culture training throughout Maine.
http://www.pinetreesociety.org/interpreting.asp

Bangor Interpreting Agency
12 Acme Road, Suite 205
Brewer, ME 04412
Nancy A. Ordway, Director
989-0007 (TTY)
989-8888 (V)
989-0022 (FAX)

Mary Jane Grant Sign Language Interpreting Services, LLC
PO Box 843
Sanford, ME  04073
207-651-3146 - Phone
866-825-9910 - Fax
207-213-1325 - Video Phone
www.maryjanegrant.com

Maine C.A.R.T. and Captioning Services
Verbatim Captions For People Who...Are Late-Deafened or Hard-of-Hearing, Have Cognitive or Motor Challenges, Desire to improve reading or language skills...Using Closed-Captioning Technology.
http://www.mainecart.com/

Division of Deafness, Resource Guide: INTERPRETING
(Updated 03/16/2006)
http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dod/interpreting.htm

Equipment and Services

Captioned Telephone Service
CapTel phone users place a call in the same way as dialing a traditional phone. As they dial, the CapTel phone automatically connects to a captioning service. When the other party answers, the CapTel phone user hears everything that they say, just like a traditional call.
http://www.captionedtelephone.com/availability.phtml

Entertainment and Cultural

Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 is the first Maine movie theater to offer closed captioned/described movies! http://www.yourneighborhoodtheatre.com/theaters.php?ID=3840

Falmouth Regal 10, Open Caption Movie Schedule
Scroll down to Maine Listing
http://www.regalcinemas.com/movies/open_cap.html

Deafness in Disguise: Concealed Hearing Devices of the 19th and 20th Centuries
A digital exhibit by Washington University School of Medicine
http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/intro.htm




This site has been made possible through the contributions of ALDA–MAINE,
and others in the Late–deafened, HOH, and Deaf communities.


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