International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)

International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)

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. The board members of IFHOH carry out their work on a voluntary basis.

We are working to help non-member countries develop consumer based organizations which can provide leadership for their people with hearing loss. Let us know how we can help your country, or how you or your country’s organization can help us in our work.

Publication: “IFHOH Journal”

Here’s information on the IFHOH Conventions

January 2004 – Here’s some more convention news and a link to the excellent IFHOH Journal!

February 2010 – IFHOH Winter Journal Now Online

November 2010 – IFHOH World Conference in Norway in June 2010


IFHOH Journal Online

January 2004

We’ve made a couple of mentions of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH), and have encouraged you to consider attending their international convention in Helsinki this summer. (Your editor is scheming on how to get there :~)

It turns out that the IFHOH publishes a wonderful journal, and the latest issue has just been posted. To view it, point your browser to (You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file. If it’s not on your machine, it’s free and available at

Oh, yeah, here’s the link to the conference information: . And the Final Announcement and Call for Papers is available from the conference secretary at


IFHOH Winter Journal Now Online

February 2010

You’re probably familiar with HLAA, ALDA, NAD, AG Bell, and possibly some other hearing loss organizations here in the US. But do you realize that there are organizations with similar goals in many other countries, as well as an international organization that promotes the interests of people who are hard of hearing. The International Federation for Hard of Hearing People has a wonderful quarterly newsletter that I think you’ll find very interesting. For the latest issue, point your browser to: