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Partial or complete hearing loss, generally in the severe to profound range, that is present at birth or occurs later in life. Functionally, individuals who are termed "deaf" are unable to hear well enough to rely on their hearing and use it as a means of processing information.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Action Alliance for Parents of the Deaf - Support GroupProvides information and emotional support for families of deaf and HOH children and young adults.MontgomeryAction Alliance for Parents of the Deaf - Montgomery; Lafayette HillAction Alliance for Parents of the Deaf
Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Deaf ApostolateReligious services, summer camps, and education for the deaf and hard of hearing.PhiladelphiaArchdiocese of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Logan SquareArchdiocese of Philadelphia
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc. - HeadquartersHearing testing, hearing aid evaluation, hearing aid sales and repairs, sign language interpreting, sign language classes, foreign language interpreting, assistive device sales, behavioral health services, psychiatric evaluations, counseling services, chemical dependency program, advocacy for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, personal assistance.AlleghenyPittsburgh OfficeCenter for Hearing and Deaf Services
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services Life Skills Development Program for the DeafProvides instruction that improves daily living skills and that fosters independenceAlleghenyLife Skills Development Program for the DeafCenter for Hearing and Deaf Services
Christ the King Lutheran Church for the DeafChrist the King Lutheran Church for the Deaf is a congregation of deaf and hearing-impaired parishioners and families worshipping and meeting the needs of the West Chester deaf community.ChesterChrist The King Lutheran Church For The Deaf - Chester; West ChesterChrist The King Lutheran Church For The Deaf
Creative Access - Theater Programs for the Deaf and Hard of HearingTAP and AB provide access to the live theater experience for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people of all ages! From short one-hour plays to full blown Broadway musicals, theater comes alive in a meaningful way for a new audience...AND the hearing audiences get two-in-one experience, for the most part being awed when witnessing the magic of the sign language interpreters. By partnering with the region's non-profit and commercial theaters, as well as Arts-in-Education components around the region, Creative Access offers all the opportunity to expand their vision of "accessibility, opportunity and inclusion and diversity" providing access "Beyond the Ramp".Or, for those who prefer, closed-captioned performances are available, and promotion of ALDs (Assistive Listening Devices) in all of the theaters is ongoing. And what about the children? School-day performances are scheduled whenever possible, for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth, bringing the worlds of Deaf and hearing young people together, all out and about in the arts life of our City and Region.PhiladelphiaCreative Access - Philadelphia; Center CityCreative Access
Deafcan Deaf Community Action Network - Information and Referral ProgramInformation and Referral Program provides information and referrals to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.ChesterDeafcan! Deaf Community Action Network - Chester; West ChesterDeafcan Deaf Community Action Network
Deafcan Deaf Community Action Network - Mental Health Case ManagementMental Health Case Management, Delaware County provides social rehabilitation and case management to interested deaf or hard of hearing individuals.ChesterDeafcan! Deaf Community Action Network - Chester; West ChesterDeafcan Deaf Community Action Network
Deafcan Deaf Community Action Network - Sign Language InstructionSign Language Instruction offers services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals on a variety of language related issues. Services available include: - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced ASL Classes - Coordination of the Deaf Women Connection - Prisoner Advocacy and Visitation - Literacy Classes for Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Deaf AdultsChesterDeafcan! Deaf Community Action Network - Chester; West ChesterDeafcan Deaf Community Action Network
Deaf & Hard of Hearing ServicesPromote the concerns that affect the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the four-state area of Western Maryland, the Northern and Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, South Central Pennsylvania, and North Western Virginia. Formed in November 1986, Deafnet provides a mechanism for people with hearing loss to advocate for the improvement of existing services and the creation of new ones. Deafnet is supported by people who, like you, are interested in making our community accessible to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing population and receives no federal or state funding. Deafnet provides sign language classes, interpreting and advocacy for the deaf. Training on the use of TTY's as well as on the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is also provided.FranklinDeafnet Association, IncDeafnet Association, Inc
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre - AdvocacyPersonal advocacy assists an individual to obtain services that are his/her legal right, such as sign language interpreters Systemic advocacy activities include participation as a member of a coalition of many organizations working for a specific cause, working in partnership with Deaf and hard of hearing consumer groups, responding to new legislation, and other related activities.DelawareDeaf-Hearing Communications Centre, Inc - Delaware; SwarthmoreDeaf-Hearing Communication Centre
Elwyn - Behavioral HealthBehavioral Health Services offers recovery-oriented services for adults and resiliency-oriented services for children. Services provided include: - Residential services for adults and children - Specialized senior services - Specialized services for children - Outpatient services for adults and children - Psychiatric rehabilitation programs - Case management services for adults and children - Welcome House - Deaf Services - Family support services - Treatment foster careDelawareElwyn - Delaware; MediaElwyn
Elwyn - Deaf ServicesServes Deaf individuals with varied needs through information and referral, advocacy and provision of direct services.DelawareElwyn - Delaware; MediaElwyn
Harris CommunicationsHARRIS COMMUNICATIONSHarris Communications
Hearing Loss Association of PA - Hearing Loss Advocacy (All Generations)Services include: - Access to affordable hearing aids, cochlear implants and other technology for all who can benefit - Telephones designed to work with hearing aids and cochlear implants - Assistive technology and programs complying with disability rights laws and providing accessibility in public and private facilities, workplaces, and state and local governments - Captioned movies in neighborhood theaters - Improve quality of captioned TV and meeting FCC captioning regulations timetable - Strengthen federal requirements for accessible air travel including appropriate screening procedures - Roll-out nationwide a captioned telephone service - Improve access to and the effectiveness of hearing health services - Improve state services for people with hearing loss - Increase grant funding for the training of more captioners - Enhance funding for infant hearing screening programs and follow-up care - Ensure inclusion of the needs of people with hearing loss in any national, state or local Homeland Security Plan - Outreach to expand understanding by the general public, Congress, government agencies, and industry of the demographics, characteristics, and communication needs of people with hearing loss - Strengthen standards for visual and audible fire alarms - Encourage adoption of the Acoustical Society of America's acoustic standards for classroomsDelawareHLA-PA GEN X Chapter DelVal (Hearing Loss Association of PA)Hearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State Office
Hearing Loss Association of PA - Hearing Loss Advocacy (Bucks)Services include: - Access to affordable hearing aids, cochlear implants and other technology for all who can benefit - Telephones designed to work with hearing aids and cochlear implants - Assistive technology and programs complying with disability rights laws and providing accessibility in public and private facilities, workplaces, and state and local governments - Captioned movies in neighborhood theaters - Improve quality of captioned TV and meeting FCC captioning regulations timetable - Strengthen federal requirements for accessible air travel including appropriate screening procedures - Roll-out nationwide a captioned telephone service - Improve access to and the effectiveness of hearing health services - Improve state services for people with hearing loss - Increase grant funding for the training of more captioners - Enhance funding for infant hearing screening programs and follow-up care - Ensure inclusion of the needs of people with hearing loss in any national, state or local Homeland Security Plan - Outreach to expand understanding by the general public, Congress, government agencies, and industry of the demographics, characteristics, and communication needs of people with hearing loss - Strengthen standards for visual and audible fire alarms - Encourage adoption of the Acoustical Society of America's acoustic standards for classroomsBucksHLA-PA Bucks County Chapter (Hearing Loss Association of PA)Hearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State Office
Hearing Loss Association of PA - Hearing Loss Advocacy (Chester)Services include: - Access to affordable hearing aids, cochlear implants and other technology for all who can benefit - Telephones designed to work with hearing aids and cochlear implants - Assistive technology and programs complying with disability rights laws and providing accessibility in public and private facilities, workplaces, and state and local governments - Captioned movies in neighborhood theaters - Improve quality of captioned TV and meeting FCC captioning regulations timetable - Strengthen federal requirements for accessible air travel including appropriate screening procedures - Roll-out nationwide a captioned telephone service - Improve access to and the effectiveness of hearing health services - Improve state services for people with hearing loss - Increase grant funding for the training of more captioners - Enhance funding for infant hearing screening programs and follow-up care - Ensure inclusion of the needs of people with hearing loss in any national, state or local Homeland Security Plan - Outreach to expand understanding by the general public, Congress, government agencies, and industry of the demographics, characteristics, and communication needs of people with hearing loss - Strengthen standards for visual and audible fire alarms - Encourage adoption of the Acoustical Society of America's acoustic standards for classroomsChesterHLA-PA Chester County Chapter (Hearing Loss Association of PA)Hearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State Office
Hearing Loss Association of PA - Hearing Loss Advocacy (Delaware)Services include: - Access to affordable hearing aids, cochlear implants and other technology for all who can benefit - Telephones designed to work with hearing aids and cochlear implants - Assistive technology and programs complying with disability rights laws and providing accessibility in public and private facilities, workplaces, and state and local governments - Captioned movies in neighborhood theaters - Improve quality of captioned TV and meeting FCC captioning regulations timetable - Strengthen federal requirements for accessible air travel including appropriate screening procedures - Roll-out nationwide a captioned telephone service - Improve access to and the effectiveness of hearing health services - Improve state services for people with hearing loss - Increase grant funding for the training of more captioners - Enhance funding for infant hearing screening programs and follow-up care - Ensure inclusion of the needs of people with hearing loss in any national, state or local Homeland Security Plan - Outreach to expand understanding by the general public, Congress, government agencies, and industry of the demographics, characteristics, and communication needs of people with hearing loss - Strengthen standards for visual and audible fire alarms - Encourage adoption of the Acoustical Society of America's acoustic standards for classroomsDelawareHLA-PA Delaware County Chapter (Hearing Loss Association of PA) - Delaware; Glen MillsHearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State Office
Hearing Loss Association of PA - Hearing Loss Advocacy (NE Philadelphia)Services include: - Access to affordable hearing aids, cochlear implants and other technology for all who can benefit - Telephones designed to work with hearing aids and cochlear implants - Assistive technology and programs complying with disability rights laws and providing accessibility in public and private facilities, workplaces, and state and local governments - Captioned movies in neighborhood theaters - Improve quality of captioned TV and meeting FCC captioning regulations timetable - Strengthen federal requirements for accessible air travel including appropriate screening procedures - Roll-out nationwide a captioned telephone service - Improve access to and the effectiveness of hearing health services - Improve state services for people with hearing loss - Increase grant funding for the training of more captioners - Enhance funding for infant hearing screening programs and follow-up care - Ensure inclusion of the needs of people with hearing loss in any national, state or local Homeland Security Plan - Outreach to expand understanding by the general public, Congress, government agencies, and industry of the demographics, characteristics, and communication needs of people with hearing loss - Strengthen standards for visual and audible fire alarms - Encourage adoption of the Acoustical Society of America's acoustic standards for classroomsMontgomeryHLA-PA Philadelphia Chapter (Suburban/Northeast) (Hearing Loss Association of PA) - Montgomery; Huntingdon ValleyHearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State Office
Hearing Loss Association of PA - Montgomery County ChapterServices include: Support and advocacy for Pennsylvanians with Hearing LossMontgomeryHLA-PA Montgomery County Chapter (Hearing Loss Association of PA) - Montgomery; Lafayette HillHearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State Office
Human Services - Blended Case ManagementIntensive Case Management, available 24 hours a day, provides assistance to adults with serious and persistent mental illesss and to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The Program provides assistance in gaining access to needed mental health, medical, social, educational and other resources. Activities are designed to provide an individualized approach to serving the daily needs of individuals and families to enable them to develop their strengths and improve the quality of their lives in the community. Staff in the Program have limited caseloads, and there are specific eligibility requirements for the recipients of the service. There are specific Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare eligibility requirements for the recipients of the service.ChesterHUMAN SERVICES, INC. DOWNINGTOWNHuman Services - Chester
Intercommunity Action - Case ManagementProvides evaluation and recommendation a course of treatment related to the individual's strengths, needs, and goals.PhiladelphiaIntercommunity Action, Inc - Philadelphia; RoxboroughIntercommunity Action
Intercommunity Action - Psychiatric Case ManagementProvides intake and referral services, individual, couples, family and group counseling, comprehensive evaluations, and medication monitoring.PhiladelphiaIntercommunity Action, Inc - Philadelphia; RoxboroughIntercommunity Action
Office for the Deaf and Hard of HearingProvides information, referral and advocacy.DauphinPennsylvania Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Overbrook School for the Blind - Deaf Blind ServicesOverbrook School for the Blind serves children with deafblindness in all of their out- reach and educational programs. Teachers in the Early Intervention Outreach Program work closely with teachers of the deaf and hearing impaired to provide a complete program to meet the sensory needs of infants and toddlers who have both a vision and hearing loss. Teachers from our Early Childhood Out Reach Program, provide services in preschool or home based settings for children in Philadelphia who do not attend Overbrook. On campus the Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School and School to Work Programs all serve children with deafblindness. By providing services in this way, rather than a separate program, the diverse needs of the students can be met in an age appropriate environment. Our on-campus students with deafblindness range in age from 3-21 and have very different educational needs based on the degree of vision and hearing loss and additional disabilities. Each student’s program focuses on using a communication and amplification program specifically designed to them. Many of our students use an oral/aural approach using speech as communication while other students may use visual or tactile sign language, touch or object cues, or other augmentative communication systems or devices. Classroom teachers work closely with each student’s family, PT, OT, and Speech therapist to develop an appropriate system and instructional program. Students and staff also receive additional support from the Pennsylvania Deafblind Project, Hand In Hand. An Educational Consultant provides technical assistance and training for staff both on and off campus as well as working with families. For families, the Deafblind Project provides a computer listserv so that parents can communicate with each other over the internet, self paced home training modules to educate parents about the loss of vision and hearing, sponsorship for parents to attend conferences and trainings, and an annual family weekend for families to get together for fun and learning. The project also provides in-service training to Overbrook staff and to support Overbook’s professional development program. PhiladelphiaOverbrook School for the Blind - Philadelphia; OverbrookOverbrook School for the Blind
PA Online Directory of D/HOH ResourcesThis online Directory provides general resources for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The Directory includes specific categories for resources, such as mental health services, intellectual disability services, substance abuse services and support groups.LehighPA OFFICE FOR THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARINGPA Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf - Community Preschool Program for Hearing ChildrenThe Community Preschool Program is a play-based program rich in learning, with emphasis on language development and social skills. We are committed to family-school partnerships and work together in developing and sharing all PSD (Pennsylvania School of Deaf) goals for the students. We offer both full-time and part-time programs. Goals of Our Community Preschool Program: - To provide an innovative learning environment for children whose families desire a unique school experience which incorporates both English and American Sign Language (ASL) as a part of the school environment. - To provide interaction opportunities with peers for children with hearing loss, including those who are: Deaf, Hard of Hearing or use Cochlear Implants in a unique bilingual language environment. - To construct an environment where children laugh, learn and grow through play experiences which help prepare them for entry into Kindergarten in both public and private programs. Some unique program features are: - Each classroom is staffed with a full-time, fully certified teacher and support from a teacher aide. - Classes are small (no larger than 15 children) to allow for individual attention and nurturing. - Fresh air is important to learning and growing! We play outside almost every day-all year. - Students participate in weekly Art and Physical Education classes under the direction of certified specialists. - We take field trips, connected to our learning, around the Philadelphia area. - We hold family-teacher conferences twice a year to share stories about growth and learning at home and school.Philadelphia143 W Coulter St Philadelphia, PAPennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf - Extended School YearExtended School Year (ESY) offers a range of program options in excess of the traditional 180-day school year during five weeks in July and August. ESY is a way to maintain progress made during the school year and avoid issues of regression and recoupment over school breaks. ESY services are determined by a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The purpose of the ESY program for school-age students is the implementation of IEP goals.PhiladelphiaPennsylvania School for the Deaf - Philadelphia; East FallsPennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf PSD - Center For Community And Professional ServicesServices include: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Job Center Community Education and Information Independent Evaluation Services Sign Language Programs HIV AIDS Prevention InterpretingPhiladelphiaPennsylvania School for the Deaf - Philadelphia; East FallsPennsylvania School for the Deaf
Programs for Deaf & Hard of HearingThe PA Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, or ODHH, provides ADVOCACY, INFORMATION and REFERRALS for Pennsylvanians who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deaf blind, and their families and caregivers.LehighPA OFFICE FOR THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARINGPA Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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Sign Language Interpreted Worship ServiceSpiritual development with signed interpretation of worship services .DauphinZion Lutheran Church PenbrookZion Lutheran Church Penbrook
SpiriTrust Lutheran ® Deaf ConnectionsServing deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the Greater York area. SpiriTrust Lutheran® Deaf Connections links the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities with the hearing community through interpreting, education and technology.YorkCommunity Outreach Services, Lutheran Social ServicesSpiriTrust Lutheran

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