The Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) is the only full-service community center for the deaf in Northeast Ohio.
We have two locations – one in Cleveland at our main office in University Circle and another in Lorain – and provide a broad range of resources for persons who are deaf and/or hard of hearing living in Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain or Sandusky counties.
CCDHH Office Locations
Main Center: University Circle
11635 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4319
Voice: (216) 231-0787
Appointments: (216) 325-7570
Fax: (216) 795-2135
1913 North Ridge Road East
Lorain, Ohio 44055-3344
Voice: (440) 277-4602
Fax: (440) 277-4627
We provide interpreters wherever and whenever they are needed. You can request
an interpreter anytime through our website, on the phone, in person or by email or fax.
Greater Cleveland area: (216) 231-0787
Lorain County and points west: (440) 277-4602
After-hours emergency number: (216) 436-0509
Specialized services include staff specialists who are available to provide guidance
to all who are interested in the sections of the ADA that apply to persons who are
deaf or hard of hearing.
We provide neuropsychological assessments for individuals ages 4 to 21 years of
age who are deaf or hard of hearing to evaluate cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
American Sign Language classes are available for persons wanting to improve their
communication abilities with family, co-workers and friends who are deaf or hard
of hearing. CCDHH provides three levels of ASL courses at set times and locations
throughout the year. Instructors are fluent ASL signers who teach all classes. On-site
corporate classes are also available.
In addition, we have a free public VIP room and host many social and educational
events for deaf and hard-of-hearing people throughout the year.
As always, if you have any comments, questions, or need help, you can contact us
ADA Fact Sheet