Oregon Resources

Oregon school for the Deaf www.osd.k12.or.us

OSD offers education from kindergarten through 12th grade, residential and day use for children using ASL, cochlear implants and hearing aids.

Tucker Maxon Oral School www.tmos.org

For families who would like to offer their children an oral education with typically hearing children.

Artz Center Development Health/Audiology www.artzcenter.rog

Eugene Hearing and Speech www.eugenehearingspeech.org

Deaf Culture

National Association for the Deaf www.nad.org
DeafLinx www.deaflinx.org

CI Manufacturers

Advanced Bionics – www.bionicear.com , www.cochlearimplant.com
Cochlear Corporation – www.cochlear.com
MedEl – www.medel.com
Cochlear Assistance Program – www.thecni.org/hearing/assistance

Hearing Aid Information

Ear Info – www.earinfo.com
Hearing Aid Comparison Chart – www.ahearingaid.com

Hearing Aid Manufacturers:
Beltone – www.beltone.com
Bernafon-Macio Inc – www.bernafonhearingaids.com
General Hearing Instruments, Inc – www.generalhearing.com
Interton – www.interton.com
Micro-Tech – www.hearing-aid.com
Oticon, Inc – www.oticon.com
Phonak, Inc – www.phonak-us.com
Phonic Ear Inc – www.phonicear.com
Resound Corp – www.gnresound-group.com
Rexton, Inc – www.rexton.com
Siemens – www.siemens-hearing.com
Sonic Innovations – www.sonici.com
Starkey Labs – www.starkey.com
Unitron – www.unitronhearing.com
Westone – www.westone.com
Widex – www.widexusa.com

Financial Assistance

AUDIENT helps low income people nationwide access quality hearing aids and related care at a significantly lower cost.

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund
Disabled Children’s Relief Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery. Recipients are children who are blind, deaf, amputees, and those who have been diagnosed with disabilities. DCRF focuses special attention on helping children throughout the U.S. that do not have adequate health insurance, especially the physically challenged.

First Hand Foundation
First Hand Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. Their mission is to directly impact the health status of a young life.

Foundation for Sight and Sound – Help America Hear ProgramThe Foundation for Sight and Sound through it’s Help America Hear Program provides hearing aids for men, women, and children with limited financial resources.

The HIKE Fund, Inc. (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund)
Supported by Job’s Daughters International, the HIKE Fund provides hearing devices for children with hearing loss between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. Approximately 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year through this fund.

Miracle-Ear® Children’s Foundation
The Miracle-Ear® Children’s Foundation serves and supports children who have a hearing loss by providing no-cost hearing aids and hearing support services to children whose families have incomes that are significantly limited and who are unable to afford the high costs of quality hearing instruments.

Starkey Hearing Foundation – Hear Now Program
Hear Now is a national non-profit program committed to assisting low income individuals permanently residing the in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids.

Travelers Protective Association Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired
The Travelers Protective Association of America established the TPA Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired to provide financial aid to children and adults who suffer deafness or hearing impairment and who need assistance in obtaining mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, etc. and in other areas of need that are directly related to hearing impairment.

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, Inc.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. This support is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.