The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

HLAA is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.

Center For Living and Working – Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Central MA

CLW’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services (DHILS) include a variety of services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers. We accept referrals from other agencies or individuals may self-refer by visiting or calling our offices. Or email us at

Phone: 508-798-0350
Toll Free: 800-570-4020
TTY: 508-755-1003VP: 508-762-1164

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – MCDHH provides accessible communication, education, and advocacy to consumers and private and public entities so that programs, services, and opportunities throughout Massachusetts are fully accessible to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the principal agency in the Commonwealth on behalf of people of all ages who are deaf and hard of hearing, established by  Massachusetts General Laws.

modern guide to hearing loss
Online “Modern Guide to Hearing Loss” A Modern Guide to Hearing Loss for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing published by Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PDF version)


Best Hearing Health – A comprehensive guide to hearing loss which covers preventative tips, common causes, treatments, and much more.

You can see it here:

Gathering Sound – Hear better and stay connected.

Hearing Health – Hear Well.  Stay Vital.  Partners are: Academy of Doctors of Audiology, American Academy of Audiology, American Cochlear Implant Alliance, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Hearing Health Foundation Hearing Industries Association, Hearing Loss Association of America, International Hearing Society.

Today, being vital and vibrant means proactively managing your health, including hearing health. Hearing health influences overall health.
Hearing plays a major role in our quality of life, from our emotional, well-being and physical health to our careers and leisure activities.