Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Case Management

    The Case Manager makes appropriate referrals to state and local agencies to ensure services are provided based on that consumer’s individual needs.

    Assists consumers with filling out forms and applications, locating appropriate housing, and advocating for consumer rights in the area of deafness and loss of hearing.

    Adjustment Counseling

    The Case Manager counsels consumers on how to adapt to hearing loss and find assistive devices and resources in the community to help them live more independently 

    Assistive Technology

    The Case Manager helps consumers determine which assistive devices and apps will meet their needs at home or at work and can provide training as needed. 

    Deaf Lab

    The deaf lab is open for public use during regular business hours. It includes Video-phone and computer access.

    Lending Library

    Our lending library is available to the public.  It includes educational books and videos pertaining to sign language, interpreting, and deaf culture.

    Public Awareness Presentations

    The Case Manager can give customized presentations at schools, churches, community agencies, police departments, hospitals, nursing homes, funeral homes, and businesses.  Presentations can be given on the following topics and more:

    • Deaf culture awareness
    • Technology and assistive devices
    • Accessible church services for deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act and how it impacts community agencies, hospitals, employers and schools
    • Communicating with deaf or deaf/blind patients
    • Improving the workplace environment for deaf and hard of hearing employees
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