BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc. has served families as a non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of NC since 1987. BEGINNINGS was established to provide emotional support and access to information as a central resource for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21.
Cochlear Implant Association, Inc. (CIAI), formerly Cochlear Implant Club International, Inc., is a non-profit organization for cochlear implant recipients, their families, professionals, and other individuals interested in cochlear implants. The Association provides support and information and access to local support groups for adults and children who have cochlear implants, or who are interested in learning about cochlear implants. We also advocate for the rights of and services for people with hearing loss.
Healthy Hearing is the world's leading online information source on hearing aids, hearing loss, tinnitus, cochlear implants, hearing aid batteries, dizziness, and all other hearing health topics.
The Phonak Group specializes in the design, development, production and worldwide distribution of technologically advanced wireless and hearing systems.
Oticon is the oldest hearing aid manufacturer in the world. Oticon was founded in 1904 by Hans Demant. His son, William Demant, created the Oticon Foundation. The Oticon Foundation is the majority shareholder of Oticon and "The Foundation" is committed through its statutes to support the needs of hearing impaired people.