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Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Resources

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Promotes the use of listening and spoken language for infants, young children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing (rather than signed or visual languages). Their website provides a lot of resources for parents, including financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
3417 Volta Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-5220 or (202) 337-5221 TTY
agbell.org

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

Offers a toll-free parent information hotline and provides support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
800 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20002
(800) 942-2732 Voice and TTY
deafchildren.org

Columbus Hearing Impaired Program (CHIP)

CHIP provides free educational services to students ages who are deaf or hard of hearing in Columbus and thirty-five central Ohio school districts. The program includes parent support groups, preschool (Alexander Graham Bell School) programs, academic and life skills programs, vocational and career training, transportation and extracurricular activities.
1545 Huy Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 365-5977 Voice and TTY
ccsoh.us/AGBell.aspx

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

Provides comprehensive programs for children and adults, including speech and occupational therapy, career and job training, sign language classes, hearing evaluations, hearing aid services, assistive devices and more. Offers screening, evaluation and treatment of children with speech and language delays and autism. They accept many insurances, including Caresource, Molina and Medicaid.
510 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-5151 or (614) 263-2299 TTY or (614) 429-1382 VP
columbusspeech.org

Community Services for the Deaf (CSD)

Offers several services for the deaf and hard of hearing population. Most of their programs are offered through the Dayton office, including emotional support and counseling, summer camps and sign language classes, speech-to-print captioning services, sign language interpreting, parenting education and more. They also provide alcohol and drug treatment services for the deaf and hard of hearing and advocate for the deaf community.
2211 Arbor Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45439
(937) 222-9481 PH/TTY (937) 641-8186 VP
fsadayton.org/services-for-the-deaf

Deaf Services Center (DSC)

Refers people to appropriate providers throughout central Ohio. Offer programs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, including interpreting, case management, sign language classes, deaf equipment modifications, youth programs, summer camps (OYO Camp) and tutoring. Their deaf equipment modification program provides funding to help people buy equipment that makes their home more accessible.
5830 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 841-1991 Voice and TTY or (614) 515-6065 VP
dsc.org

Disability Rights Ohio (formerly Ohio Legal Rights Services)

Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio for people who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill or have other physical and mental disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, voting, community integration, and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
50 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 282-9181 or (800) 858-3542 TTY
disabilityrightsohio.org

The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness

They work to increase access and equity for students that are visually or hearing impaired through connections, resources, and supports.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43214
(614) 401-2969
deafandblindoutreach.org

Healthy Hearing

This online resource offers information about hearing aids, services and local providers.  There is information on hearing assistance products and manufacturers as well as educational information on hearing loss, tinnitis, consumer guides and reports.
PO Box 515381 #42919, Los Angeles, California 90051
(800) 567-1692
healthyhearing.com

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center: Info to Go

Info to Go shares information and provide resources on a variety of topics related to children and young people under 21 years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. They also maintain a list of camps, family learning vacations, and remedial clinics for deaf and hard of hearing children arranged by location throughout the U.S.
800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5000
www3.gallaudet.edu/clerc-center/info-to-go.html

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Their website has information about advocacy issues and resources, youth leadership programs and more. Junior NAD offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade many opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states.
8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 587-1788 Voice/VP or (301) 587-1789 TTY
nad.org

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Funded by the U.S Department of Education, they have the largest collection of information related to deaf-blindness worldwide.
345 North Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(503) 838-8754
nationaldb.org

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)

As the largest nonprofit national organization of families of individuals who are deaf-blind, they focus on issues surrounding deaf-blindness and offer support to families.
141 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York 11050
(800) 255-0411
nfadb.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hearing Clinic

The Hearing Clinic provides comprehensive services for children with hearing loss, including diagnostic assessments, treatment and early intervention. A multidisciplinary team of pediatric communication professionals work together to assess the child’s medical needs. The team will assist parents to determine appropriate treatment, including hearing aids or other amplification devices, or surgical procedures, as well as speech and language therapy and family support and service coordination.

  • 555 South 18th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • 5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017

(614) 722-6200 or (614) 722-2441
nationwidechildrens.org/hearing

Ohio Center for Deaf-Blind Education

Provides free services for people ages 0 through 21 with combined vision and hearing loss. Families may request services such as referrals to other agencies, consultations in the home and school, home and classroom adaptations and resources to develop a learning curriculum.
5747 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 785-1163, ext. 112
ohiodeafblind.org

Ohio School for the Deaf

Provides education to Ohio’s deaf and hard of hearing students, helping them achieve their maximum potential and become successful citizens. At the Alice Cogswell Center they serve deaf and hard of hearing children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, siblings of deaf children and children who have deaf parents. Deaf and hard of hearing children with an IEP are eligible for the preschool program at no cost. They also offer year-round after school programs, summer programs, family events and more. Their website provides an extensive list of local and national resources for parents.
500 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 728-4030
ohioschoolforthedeaf.org

Relay Ohio

Relay Ohio is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled. It allows hearing callers to communicate with text telephone (TTY) users and vice versa. Calls can be made to anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no restrictions. Anyone wishing to use the service simply dials 711, and they will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between the two callers.
5830 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 841-1991 Voice and TTY or (614) 515-6065 VP
ohiorelay.com

Respite Connections, Inc (RCI)

Provides planned and emergency respite care for youth and adults with special needs and their families. They also offer adult day services, supportive living services, a therapeutic summer day camp to special needs youth, counseling services with a license social worker who is fluent in sign language; and assists with the sourcing, hiring, training and coaching qualified individuals with developmental disabilities for community employment.
5250 Strawberry Farms, Columbus, Ohio 43230
(614) 890-4357 Voice/Text
respiteconnections.org

Sprint Relay

Offers several relay and captioning service options. Their website has helpful information about making 911 emergency calls and relay services in Ohio.
PO Box 29230, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201
(800) 676-3777 Voice and TTY or (800) 676-4290 Spanish
sprintrelay.com/services