Visit these other websites for consumer links and Audiology resources for professional education.
American Academy of Audiology “How’s Your Hearing?”
The “How’s Your Hearing” consumer-friendly website was developed by American Academy of Audiology (AAA) audiologists to give consumers an overview of hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, common conditions, and more. The information found on the HowsYourHearing.org site is not intended as and is not a substitute for professional health-care advice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) – National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA)
For many people, the simple act of communicating can be difficult. Significant numbers of older people, due to illness or age, struggle with speech, hearing, and swallowing. Every day, children are born with communication disorders that can hold them back educationally and socially. For many people, the simple act of communicating can be difficult. Significant numbers of older people, due to illness or age, struggle with speech, hearing, and swallowing. Every day, children are born with communication disorders that can hold them back educationally and socially.
American Association of Retired People (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for our members and for all Americans. It is the nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older.
American Society on Aging
General information on aging and the effects of aging on hearing.
Association of Late-Deafened Adults
An organization founded specifically for those whose severe-to-profound hearing loss began late in life. You can join this organization.
Better Hearing Institute
A consumer-oriented website full of useful information on hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. The Better Hearing Institute conducts research and engages in hearing health education with the goal of helping people with hearing loss benefit from proper treatment.
College Resources for Students with Disabilities and Center for Online Education Guide for Students with Disabilities
Guides for students with disabilities outlining their legal rights, where to find assistance on campus, and an extensive list of websites, apps and software resources designed for students’ specific needs.
Colorado Audiology Licensure Verification
Colorado Audiologists are licensed through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Division of Professions and Occupations, Office of Audiology and Hearing Aid Provider Licensure.
The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children.
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention – Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS)
EHDI-PALS is a web-based link to information, resources, and services for children with hearing loss. It includes a national web-based directory of facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children who are younger than five years of age.
Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.
Find local Colorado chapters of HLAA
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness off the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating, hearing loss and tinnitus. For musicians, music fans, and anyone needing help with their hearing.
Hearing Health Magazine
A subscription-only magazine designed for people who experience any degree of hearing loss, tinnitus, or other ear disorder.
Identify the Signs
A Campaign by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Identify the Signs aims to educate the public about the warning signs of communication disorders. Speech, language, and hearing disorders are treatable and early detection is a major contributor to speedier recoveries, shortened treatment periods, and reduced costs for individuals and society. Use this site to learn the warning signs; if necessary, seek professional help; and share information with family, friends, and social networks.
National Council on the Aging
A searchable website full of information on aging, including age-related hearing loss.
Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss
This site is for professionals and family members seeking more information about the learning and social issues of children with hearing loss and how to support them for future success.
American Academy of Audiology
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
American Board of Audiology
The American Board of Audiology (ABA) is an autonomous organization dedicated to enhancing audiological services to the public. The ABA works closely with expert practitioners across the globe to create universally recognized standards in professional audiology practice. The ABA encourages audiologists to exceed these prescribed standards, thereby promoting a high level of professional development and ethical practice.
Academy of Dispensing Audiologists
The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is dedicated to the advancement of practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The national certifying body for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
American Tinnitus Association
The American Tinnitus Association has been a global leader in the effort to find a cure for tinnitus. ATA brings together patients, researchers, healthcare professionals, industry partners, and lawmakers to advance public understanding of tinnitus and fund vital tinnitus research.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Outlook Handbook, Audiologists
Colorado Department of Education – Audiology Services
Educational audiologists are hired or contracted throughout the state.
Educational Audiology Association
The Educational Audiology Association is an international organization of audiologists and related professionals who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children, particularly those in educational settings.
Hands & Voices
Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.
The H.E.A.R. Project provides financial assistance to Colorado children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and do not qualify for public funding. The H.E.A.R. Project provides funding for amplification, rehabilitation and associated services.
Military Audiology Association
This site is dedicated to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
National Hearing Conservation Association
This organization strives to prevent hearing loss due to noise and music over a prolonged period of time. People of all ages, demographics and genders.
National Institute on Deafness (NICDC)
The NIDCD is is part of the National Institutions of Health.
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
NSSLHA is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
The Student Academy of Audiology is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve.
Audiology Programs & Degrees in Colorado
University of Colorado at Boulder (CU)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences undergraduate degree
Doctor of Audiology (AuD) graduate degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduate degree
Local chapter of SAA at CU, Boulder
Local chapter of NSSLHA at CU, Boulder
University of Northern Colorado (UNC)
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences undergraduate degree
Doctor of Audiology (AuD) graduate degree
Local chapter of SAA at UNC, Greeley
Local chapter of NSSLHA at UNC, Greeley
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences undergraduate degree
Red Rocks Community College
Associate of Arts (AA) with an emphasis in Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology) degree