Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Our vision is a community where everyone communicates effectively.

Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

SERVICES

Audiology Audiology

We provide testing and individualized treatment for people of all ages, including early intervention and educational audiology.

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We listen to you! We help match your lifestyle, hearing loss, and budget to the hearing aid technology that will best help you.

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We help children and adults develop or regain effective speaking, language, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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We offer quality American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services for individuals, businesses and organizations in Northeast Ohio

COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARING

The Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) was established in 1975 to meet the diverse needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. The Deaf community was looking for services and programs to be provided in American Sign Language (ASL), and hard of hearing individuals sought support and guidance from knowledgeable professionals who could understand their unique challenges. The CCDHH is the only full-service community center for the deaf in Northeast Ohio.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Drusilla Marshall’s daughter, Kassidy, was born pre-mature. At six-months-old, her beginning speech sounds seemed normal. But by the time Kassidy turned one, Drusilla noticed her daughter’s speech was hard to understand. With the help of a CHSC speech therapist and the Help Me Grow program, Kassidy was able to learn to communicate using an Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) device.

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NEO-ACT Adult Communication Group

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Posted on May 03, 2021

Ohio AG Yost Issues Warning of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

(COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2021) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is alerting consumers to beware of some misleading tactics by over-the-counter hearing aid companies that make false claims of performance and that they have the government’s approval.

“There are a lot of options for Ohioans that need hearing assistance, but quite honestly some of these products are not much better than putting your hand up behind your ear,” Yost said. “Be careful and do your research so you don’t add a money loss to a hearing loss."

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Posted on April 06, 2021

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center Partners with Neighborhood Family Practice to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Deaf & Hard of Hearing Individuals on April 9, 2021

NFP’s latest partnership for vaccine administration is with the Community Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC). The organizations worked together to produce a video (link below) about COVID-19 vaccines specifically for individuals with communication challenges. The video features Melanie Golembiewski, MD, MPH, NFP’s associate medical director answering vaccine questions (in English & Spanish) with the support of a sign language interpreter.

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Posted on February 01, 2021

CHSC Receives Bequest

CHSC extends heartfelt thanks to Ms. Emma Marie "Emrie" Thoresen, a long-time donor who supported the many programs and services we offer. Emrie passed away in 2019, but her generosity was extended with a wonderful gift from her estate. Her gift means Emrie will be inducted into our Heritage Society.

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Posted on October 12, 2020

CHSC Values Diversity & Inclusion

At Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, diversity matters and we welcome the broad array of diversity in the Northeast Ohio community to which we belong.

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Posted on September 30, 2020

Donation Drop-Off Event - HUGE Success for Deaf Clients in Need!

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, CHSC hosted a Drive & Drop event to Pack the Pantry for our deaf clients in need. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of response! Friends, neighbors, clients, staff, Board members, and many others took the time and resources to contribute food and personal care items to "Sue's Pantry" in our Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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