Here are some of the websites that I have found useful for information and support.
Hearing-loss and tinnitus related links
- Action on Hearing loss (UK) – Charity providing advice and support for those with hearing loss. Leaflets are useful and catalogue of equipment.
- Association of Teachers of Lipreading (UK) – Directory of Lipreading classes
- Connevans – Extensive catalog of equipment for deaf people
- Emergency Text 999 (UK) – Service for deaf and hard of hearing to alert emergency services (999) via text – simply register your number to use
- Hearing Link (UK) – Charity supporting those with hearing loss and their friends and families
- Hearing Dogs (UK) – Charity providing hearing dogs for deaf and profoundly hard of hearing people
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy (UK) – Has been shown in some studies to raise hearing levels if used soon enough after the drop
- Jewish Deaf association (UK, London) – Charity supporting those who are deaf or hard of hearing living in North London, regardless of faith.
- Limping Chicken (UK) – Deaf News and blogs from the UK
- Lipreading practice – Excellent resources to support those learning to lipread
- Living with Tinnitus and Hearing Loss – Facebook Support Group
- Next Generation Text Service (UK) – Service which uses relay assistants to communicate via text on behalf of deaf/hard of hearing
- Sounz Off (UK) – Directory of relevant links for Deafened/Hard of Hearing
- Sudden Hearing loss and Tinnitus – Facebook Support Group
Vestibular related links
- Labyrinthitus Support Group – Facebook Support Group
- Labyrinthitus.org.uk (UK) – website written by two labyrinthitus sufferers (now recovered) – an excellent resource of information
- Menieres Society – Charity for people with balance disorders (not just Menieres)
- National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UK, London) – Top London hospital for Neuro-otology (inner ear issues)
- Rob Hopkins Medicine (USA) – Conducting primary research into vestibular disorders
- Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) – really useful website for information on vestibular related issues
- Wobblers Anonomous (USA) – Support group for those with vestibular issues
- Dizzy Times – Henry Wilkinson
- Good Vibrations – Richard Turner
- Menieres-Disease.com – Karin Henderson
- Opinions My Own – Jennifer Douglas
- The Dizzy Brunette – Susi
- Labyrinthitus.org – Emma and Isla
Here are some resources I’ve put together for you:
- a video playlist on my YouTube Healing the Dizzies Channel for videos on Hearing Loss, Vestibular issues and natural methods of supporting the body to heal itself.
- healthy recipe pages at Pinterest Page to help you detox your body
- I’ve designed a selection of badges to help those with hearing loss or other invisible disabilities. These helped make my life easier and save me from having to talk about my hearing loss with everyone I meet. I sell a range on Ebay which I can also send directly to you – contact me here.