To Top
0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


The information contained in the Organizational Database (ODB) is provided for informational purposes only. There is no implied endorsement by NORD. NORD does not promote or endorse participation in any specific organization. The information is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure that the details for each entry are as current as possible.

International Hearing Society


16880 Middlebelt Road
Suite 4
Livonia, MI 48154





800 Number


Email Address

[email protected]


The International Hearing Society (IHS), formerly the National Hearing Aid Society, is a professional nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership in building a continually improving force of reliable Hearing Instrument Specialists to meet the needs of individuals with hearing impairments. Established in 1951 by Hearing Instrument Specialists, the Society continues to recognize the need for promoting and maintaining the highest possible standards for its members in the best interests of consumers. The goals and objectives of IHS are to promote the welfare of individuals with hearing impairment; promote and advance the Society’s programs and coordinate them with the programs of similar organizations; provide a unified voice for those engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting, and dispensing hearing instruments; seek and maintain communication and cooperation with other professionals involved in hearing health care; and improve methods of marketing, selecting, fitting, dispensing, and using hearing instruments and improve such instruments’ effectiveness. The Society also strives to establish standards of education and techniques in aural rehabilitation by means of amplification; examine and pass upon the qualifications of all persons who wish to have their competency in the field of fitting hearing instruments qualified by the International Hearing Society; sponsor and enforce among its members a code of ethical practices; and promote and encourage an effective program of public education regarding the benefits of the use of amplification. IHS’s program activities include marketing assistance to its members through a comprehensive public relations and marketing program; negotiations with unions and third-party providers for the implementation of plans to provide hearing instruments; representation of members at the national level with governmental, consumer, and ancillary groups; and legislative assistance through cooperation with the licensing boards of various states and provinces as well as consultation and representation at hearings. The Society also conducts annual meetings, sponsors seminars and workshops, and offers a variety of educational materials.

Please Note

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) web site, its databases, and the contents thereof are copyrighted by NORD. No part of the NORD web site, databases, or the contents may be copied in any way, including but not limited to the following: electronically downloading, storing in a retrieval system, or redistributing for any commercial purposes without the express written permission of NORD. Permission is hereby granted to print one hard copy of the information on an individual disease for your personal use, provided that such content is in no way modified, and the credit for the source (NORD) and NORD’s copyright notice are included on the printed copy. Any other electronic reproduction or other printed versions is strictly prohibited.

NORD's Rare Disease Information Database is copyrighted and may not be published without the written consent of NORD.