ADA Guidelines on Effective Communications in Title II and III Spaces

Do You Think You Have Hearing Loss? (HLAA)

Get in the Hearing Loop Campaign of HLAA (GITHL)

Are You Hearing Everything That You Could? (HLAA)

Hearing Loss Facts & Statistics (HLAA)

Hearing Assistive Technology and Telecoils (HLAA)

Hearing Loop Technology (HLAA)

Hearing Loss Conversation Kit (HLAA)

How to Communicate with Those With Hearing Loss (HLAA)

Helping Senior Family Members with Hearing Loss

Purchasing a Hearing Aid Checklist (HLAA)

It’s A Noisy Planet (NIDCD of NIH website)

2016 Report on Prevalence of Disability in US (CDC)

Living With Hearing Loss by Shari Eberts

Theatre for All” by Katherine Bouton
Directory of Looped Theaters – Listed by State

Walk 4 Hearing Website (HLAA)

@BarbaraKelley (Executive Director of HLAA)
@HearingLossNYC (HLAA Chapter)
@MiamiChapter (HLAA)
@Better_Hearing (Better Hearing Institute)

Medical References

Why is Effective Communication Vital to Good Patient Outcomes?
Being able to communicate clearly with doctors, nurses and other members of a health care team is critical. When everyone can understand each other, it is much easier to accurately diagnose, care for and treat patients in the best and safest way possible. See HLAA Guide to Effective Communication in Health Care for details and examples.

Read “Why Patients Need Hearing Loops” by Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, to understand what limitations there are for hearing aids and cochlear implants beyond a range of 6′ in quiet spaces. Telecoils and hearing loops increase the odds of being able to understand speech over distance and with noise.

Hospital Re-admission Rates 32% Higher Due to Impact of Hearing Loss on Communication. JAGS Abstract: Hearing Loss and Patient Activation (April 2019)

Civic Spaces

When it comes to civic spaces used by the general public, being able to fulfill your civic responsibility by serving as a juror is probably the best example of where the ADA’s “effective communication” rule is most compelling. Examples of courtrooms where audio induction loop systems have been installed:
Supreme Court of the United States (2014) PDF
Supreme Court of the United States (website)
US District Court, Central District of Illinois


American Academy of Audiology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Assess Your Hearing Online

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

American Tinnitus Association

Audiology Awareness Campaign

BEGINNINGS (for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)

Florida Association of the Deaf

Hands and Voices


Hearing Charities of America

The Hearing Journal

Hearing Tracker

The Hyperacusis Network

League for the Hard of Hearing

Let’s Loop Seattle!

LOOP New Mexico!

MAYO Clinic Connect: Hearing Loss (Chat by Topic)

Medical Hear It

Medline Plus (BOTH)

National Association of the Deaf

RNID (British Audiology Association) Newsletter

Vestibular Disorder Association (BOTH)

Voice for Hearing Impaired Children