Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals
The Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals is organized to promote uniform good will and education among all hearing aid dispensers in the State of Florida, thereby bringing the state of the art to its highest possible level. The FSHHP upholds the Code of Ethics of the International Hearing Aid Society as well as our own bylaws, mission statement and the Florida Statutes.
International Hearing Society
In its own words…The International Hearing Society (IHS) is a membership association that represents hearing healthcare professionals worldwide. IHS members are engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and counseling patients. Founded in 1951, the Society continues to recognize the need for promoting and maintaining the highest possible standards for its members in the best interests of the hearing impaired it serves.
As the membership organization for thousands of independent specialists, IHS conducts programs in competency accreditation, education and training and encourages specialty-level certification for its members.
Hearing Industries Association
Their Mission is to be a trusted voice on hearing health care for product innovation, public policy, patient safety and education. Their Vision is improving the hearing healthcare of Americans through medical device innovation.
Hearing Loss Association of America
According to the source, the mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
Online College Guide For Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Students
According to the National Deaf Center of Postsecondary Outcomes, deaf and hard-of-hearing students are more likely than other students to attend college courses online (17.1% of deaf and hard-of-hearing students take their entire college program online, while only 10.7% of students with no hearing issues do the same). This preference to online courses is likely because it allows students to set up their own accommodations like online captioning and ASL interpreters rather than relying entirely on their school’s resources. Read More