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European Youth Portal
The European Youth Portal is an initiative of the European Commission. Its aim is to give as many young people as possible quick and easy access to relevant youth related information on Europe. The ultimate objective of the portal is to enhance young people's participation in public life and to contribute to their active citizenship.
Language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and other 16 languages

GENDEAF
European network on GENetic DEAFness: pathogenic mechanisms, clinical and molecular diagnosis, social impact. The aim of the network is to bring patients, families and their associations closer to research in this field as well as researchers closer to patients' need for information.
Language(s): English

Hearing Loss Web
Hearing Loss Web is dedicated to people who have hearing loss, but are not members of the traditional Deaf community. This includes people who consider themselves to be hearing impaired, hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf. They provide information on issues, medical topics, resources, and technology, and events related to hearing loss.
Language(s): English

Higher Education Resource for People with Disabilities
Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education.
Language(s): English
 

Youth Express Network
A network of youth and social workers and organisations working on local, regional and international levels with young people with disadvantaged backgrounds.
Language(s): English and French

Youth Hear-it
Hear-it is non-commercial project, one of the world’s largest and best websites about hearing and hearing loss. IFHOH is in fact one of the members of hear-it. It has existed for 12 years and has recently been re-launched.
Language(s): English, Spanish, French, German
Our Members
Bonaventura-C.V. (Asociación de personas con déficit auditivo)
Organization of hard of hearing people.
Language(s): Spanish

CUN (Èeská Unie Neslyšících)
Czech Union of the Deaf
Language(s): Czech

Jugehoerig
A Swiss Working Group of young deaf and hard of hearing people
Language(s): German

Kuulonhuoltoliitto ry
The Finnish federation of the hard of hearing.
Language(s): Finnish and Swedish

SHJO (Organisatie van slechthorende jongeren)
The Dutch organization of hard of hearing young people.
Language(s): Dutch
Our Partners
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is the continent's oldest political organisation, founded in 1949.
Language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Russian and other 27 languages
 

EDF (European Disability Forum)
EDF is a European umbrella organisation representing more than 50 million disabled people in Europe. Its mission is to ensure disabled citizens' full access to fundamental and human rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in the European Union.
Language(s): English and French

Europa - The European Union
The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity. It is not a State intended to replace existing states, but it is more than any other international organisation. The EU is, in fact, unique. Its Member States have set up common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty so that decisions on specific matters of joint interest can be made democratically at European level.This pooling of sovereignty is also called "European integration".
Language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and other 14 languages

European Youth Forum
The European Youth Forum is an international organisation established by national youth councils and international non-governmental youth organisations to represent the interests of young people from all over Europe.
Language(s): English and French

IFHOH (International Federation of Hard of Hearing)
The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People consists of National Associations of and for hard of hearing and late deafened people, and parents' and professional organizations.
Language(s): English

UN (United Nations)
The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 countries committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security. Today, nearly every nation in the world belongs to the UN: membership now totals 189 countries. According to the UN Charter accepted by Member States, the UN has four purposes: to maintain interantional peace and security, to develop friendly relations among nations, to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting repect for human rights, and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
Language(s): Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish

WAY (World Assembly of Youth)
The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is the international coordination body of national youth councils and organizations.
 

Youth at the United Nations
Their programme is the focal point on youth within the United Nations. It aims to build an awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations. The UN Programme on Youth also works towards greater participation of young people in decision-making as a means of achieving peace and development.
Language(s): English
Youth Associations/Groups
HU (Hørehæmmet Ungdom)
The Danish organization for hard of hearing young people.
Language(s): Danish

Moottorikorvat
Moottorikorvat - the activities of the youth in the Finnish federation of hard of hearing.
Language(s): Finnish and English

UH (Unga Hörselskadade)
The Swedish hard of hearing youth association.
Language(s): Swedish
Parental/Adult Associations
AFA (Associazione Famiglie Audiolesi)
An Italian association of families with hard of hearing members living in the italian provinces of Como and Lecco.
Language(s): Italian

ALFA (Associazione Lombarda Famiglie Audiolesi)
The Italian association of families with hard of hearing members.
Language(s): Italian

F.I.A.D.D.A. (Famiglie Italiane Associate per la Difesa dei Diritti degli Audiolesi)
Italian national association of families with hard of hearing members.
Language(s): Italian
 

FFSH (Förbundet Finlands Svenska Hörselskadade rf)
The Finnish federation of Swedish speaking hard of hearing.
Language(s): Swedish and English

HBF (Hørehæmmede Børns Forældreforening)
An institution dedicated to the coordination of the Danish associations related to hearing impairment.
Language(s): Danish

Hearing Concern
Providing support to hard of hearing adults in the UK.
Language(s): English

HLF (Hørselshemmedes Landsforbund)
The Norwegian association for hard of hearing people.
Language(s): Norwegian

HRF (Hörselskadades Riksförbund)
The Swedish association of hard of hearing people.
Language(s): Swedish and English

NVVS (Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Slechthorenden)
The Dutch association for hard of hearing people.
Language(s): Dutch

PAS (Pro Audito Schweiz)
A Swiss organization for people with hearproblems.
Language(s): German
 
Other Associations
Alexander Graham Bell (Association for the deaf and hard of hearing)
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a lifelong resource, support network, and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications, outreach, training, scholarships and financial aid, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology.
Language(s): English

ASDC (American Society for Deaf Children)
ASDC is an national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Language(s): English

Beginnings for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc.
The mission of BEGINNINGS is to help parents be informed, empowered and supported as they make decisions about their child.
Language(s): English

BHI (Better Hearing Institute)
The Better Hearing Institute has been best known as the producer of Public Service Announcements about hearing loss and the importance of appropriate treatment.
Language(s): English

CHS (Canadian Hearing Society)
Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss.
Language(s): English and French

Dr. Reijntjes School for the Deaf
Dr. Reijntjes School is a school for deaf and hard of hearing children between 5 and 18 years of age in Sri-Lanka
Language(s): Dutch and English

Hearing Association Inc New Zealand
Hearing Association Inc New Zealand has the mission to advance the interests and general welfare of all persons with a hearing loss, their family, whanau and all who support them, to improve their quality of life. The association, operating in New Zealand, offers hearing advice and assistive devices.
Language(s): English

LHH (League for the Hard of Hearing)
The world's leading not-for-profit hearing rehabilitation and human services agency for infants, children and adults who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf-blind.
Language(s): English

SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People)
SHHH is the nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss. SHHH exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. SHHH helps United States' hearing impaired people by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
Language(s): English

Sight & Hearing Association
The association dedicated to preventing the needless loss of vision and hearing through effective screening, education, and research.
Language(s): English

THFC (The Hearing Foundation of Canada)
The Hearing Foundation of Canada is committed to eliminating the devastating effects of hearing loss on the quality of life of Canadians, particularly youth, by promoting prevention, early diagnosis, leading-edge medical research and successful intervention.
Language(s): English and French
Other Links
CISS (The Comite International des Sports des Sourds)
The world body organization responsible for all aspects of sports for deaf people.
Language(s): English

The VOICE Project
The VOICE Project is investigating the use of voice recognition systems in conversation, conferences, television broadcasts and telephone calls.
Language(s): English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese