There are a number of additional hearing loss support groups in the Greater Boston area. A few include:
The A.G. Mission: Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk.
A.G. Bell wants all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.
Massachusetts email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
National website: www.agbell.org
Bionic Ear Association
The mission of the Bionic Ear Association (BEA™) is to improve the quality of life of individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss by providing valuable information, education, and awareness on cochlear implants. A community of hearing health professionals and cochlear implant recipients, the BEA offers important support services to help you Hear and Be Heard™.
It is a support group for recipients of Advanced Bionic cochlear implants. The contact for the Boston chapter is Barb Abineri at email@example.com
Boston Chapter of The Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA)
ALDA Boston began in 1989 as a chapter of ALDA, Inc., the Association of Late-Deafened Adults. It is an inclusive organization that provides information, support, and social enrichment for all those with hearing loss. Some participants are late-deafened, others are hard of hearing, and others may be deaf. They utilize various means of communication, such as speech, speech-reading, sign language, and/or pencil-and-paper.
The ALDA motto is “whatever works.” ALDA Boston is equal parts social, self-help, outreach, and advocacy. It aims to provide a welcome “home” where all can share unique experiences, where they can help one another, and where they no longer feel alone and estranged from the hearing world. All meetings are open to all, and generally CART (realtime captioning services).
Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation
The Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation has been helping children and adults with hearing loss communicate better for over twenty years. Based in Woburn, MA, we offer training, testing, and practice for people with hearing loss who have cochlear implants and hearing aids, their families, and professionals working in related fields. They work with you to improve speech perception and maximize the information provided by cochlear implants and hearing aids, because technology is not always enough.
Massachusetts Hearing Aids for Children Coalition (MassHAFCC)
“The Massachusetts Hearing Aids for Children Coalition is a statewide network of families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and professionals working together to maximize a child’s lifetime potential through educational, medical, social and emotional support.”
Contact Person: Lisa Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
“The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.”
Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center
Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center provides assessment, treatment, counseling and referral services to children and adults with hearing, balance, communication and/or swallowing problems. We are dedicated to enhancing prevention and to developing and providing innovative clinical programs to people of all ages. Our full service center is technologically advanced and staffed with licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and graduate students who work collaboratively with families and caregivers to develop individualized treatment plans.