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Better Hearing Institute

Contact Information

1444 I Street NW, Suite 700
Washington DC , DC 20005

1-800-EAR-WELL (Voice - Toll-free)
202- 449-1100 (Voice)
202- 216-9646 (FAX)

Internet Resources


The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done about it. Founded in 1973, BHI is working to (1) erase the stigma and end the embarrassment that prevents millions of people from seeking help for hearing loss (2) show the negative consequences of untreated hearing loss for millions of Americans (3) promote treatment and demonstrate that this is a national problem that can be solved. BHI uses the media, the web site and other communications forums to give the facts about hearing loss and promote better hearing; produces and disseminates educational materials; conducts authoritative research on the incidence of hearing loss, the benefits of treatment, the consequences of ignoring it and related topics; operates a call center for consumers who have questions about hearing loss. (Call 1-800-EARWELL.)


BHI conducts scholarly research and engages in hearing health education with the goal of helping people with hearing loss to benefit from proper treatment. BHI produces a wealth of information on the population of people with hearing-impairments including numerous publications and downloadable eGuides.


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Date Entered: 4/1/1998
Date Edited: 3/4/2013
Date Revised: 11/7/2007 12:39:03 PM
Health Referral Number: HR0321
Accession Number: DP91A0405

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