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This is the world’s leading membership organization and information center on pediatric hearing loss and auditory approach. Its website provides a wealth of resources, and it has a local chapter in New York.

This is an educational advocacy organization of people working together across NYS to promote issues of importance to New Yorkers with hearing loss. Local chapters are posted on the website.

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ConsumerAffairs' Cochlear Implant Guide educates readers on important aspects to consider when selecting a cochlear implant. It answers common questions about the components, processes and style of the device. It also addresses hearing implant candidacy and breaks down the pros and cons of the major cochlear implant brands with verified reviews.

Annual Check-up? Don’t Forget Your Hearing Mill Neck Services Center for Hearing Health Can Help Eye exams are often part of an annual medical check-up, but rarely do we “hear” people mention having a hearing evaluation done. Mill Neck Services Center for Hearing Health would like to remind you of the importance of having a hearing assessment done on a yearly basis. Just as establishing baselines for other types of health screenings are beneficial for assessing your overall health at a given time, checking your ears helps in evaluating hearing changes that may occur over time. While everyone should have their hearing tested, it is especially valuable for someone with a known hearing loss, as continual monitoring helps identify whether or not the loss is progressing. Appropriate treatment can then be implemented sooner, rather than later. Children with a history of middle ear pathology (i.e., frequent ear infections) should have their hearing checked on a regular basis. Ideally, every child should have a baseline audiogram. For those who use amplification, the end of summer is a good time to have hearing aids cleaned of any debris or moisture that may have accumulated over the warmer weather months. In addition, tubes may be dry and susceptible to cracks and may need replacing. Bottom line? Having your hearing tested makes for good aural hygiene and optimum hearing health. Remember, your ears are important contributors to your overall well-being. For more -more- information and to schedule a free hearing screening, please call Mill Neck Services Center for Hearing Health at 516-628-4258. Susan Antonellis, Audiology Operations Manager, Mill Neck Services Center for Hearing Health  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Hands On is a NYC based non-profit organization dedicated to providing greater access to arts and cultural programs for the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Hearing and Speech Center,
Lower Level, Conference Room,
Department of Otolaryngology & Communicative Disorders,
New Hyde Park, N.Y.11040
Telephone (718)470-8631;

This is a group for hearing impaired and deaf teens in six through twelfth grade. This group is open to all modes of communication such as oral, total communication and ASL. Hear Us Teens has events such as ice skating, bowl- ing, laser tag and much more. You can find them on Facebook or contact Veronica Miler by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a new support group for families of deaf and hard of hearing children sponsored by Mill Neck Manor School for the deaf. They hold fun activities for children and sponsor speakers for the parents. You can find them on Facebook or contact: Marni Schlectman (516) 342-1057
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This is an online community for the hearing impaired, families and professionals. They offer current news, forums, chats and more on issues related to hearing loss, particularly for parents. Founder, Paula Rosenthal. J.D. is both an adult with a hearing loss, and a parent of a deaf child. A Long Island parent support group was formed in

For the past 25 years, the Institute has concentrated its efforts to improve the lives of all people that are deaf or hard of hearing. It is a national resource for families and professionals on deafness, the treatment and rehabilita-tion of deaf and hard of hearing children, cochlear implants, and a wide range of otolaryngological, audiological, hearing habilitation and technical issues. They publish a free newsletter, that can be accessed on their website.