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    A mild to moderate hearing loss that may be congenital or occur in the prelingual period but is not of sufficient severity to preclude the development of some spoken language; or which is acquired later in life after speech has been developed. Functionally, individuals who are termed "hard of hearing" have some hearing, are able to use it for communication purposes, and feel reasonably comfortable doing so.

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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
    Brookman Hearing Services - Hearing AidsBrookman Hearing Services provide the best possible service hearing aid sales, testing, batteries, assistive listening devices and more.ChesterBrookman Hearing Services - Chester; Kennett SquareBrookman Hearing 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
    Generations of Indian Valley - Hearing Screenings & Hearing AidsHearing Screanings and Hearing Aids provides free hearing checks and hearing aid services on the fourth Mon of each month from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.MontgomerySenior Adult Activity Center of Indian Valley - Montgomery; SoudertonGenerations of Indian Valley
    Harris CommunicationsHARRIS COMMUNICATIONSHarris Communications
    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 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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    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
    Trutone Hearing Aid Center - Medical Equipment/ SuppliesProvides hearing testing, repair, and aid equipment.DelawareTRUTONE HEARING AID CENTERTruTone Hearing Aid Center

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