Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Our vision is a community where everyone communicates effectively.

Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


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

Hearing Aids News Item 2

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.

ASL Interpreting News Item 3

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


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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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.


Conversations & Cocktails with CHSC July 16

at 5:30pm

Location: Online Event



Conversations & Cocktails with CHSC August 20

at 5:30pm

Location: Online Event



2020 Fall Benefit

at 7:00pm

Location: Save the Date!



2020 Big Wheel Relay

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Location: Mulberry's (on the west bank of the Flats) in Cleveland


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Posted on May 14, 2020

CHSC Reopens on May 18th

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center will re-open for limited in-office visits beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 at all locations (University Circle, Westlake, Broadview Heights and now in Lyndhurst.)

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Posted on March 16, 2020

Temporary Closure

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: To keep our clients and community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will temporarily close our offices from March 17 - 20.  Appointments will be rescheduled.  Individual services provided in the community will still be provided on a limited basis.  Updates on future business hours will be provided by March 20th.

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Posted on March 11, 2020

Help us to “pack the pantry” for Good Deeds Day

Our Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has recently seen a surge in homeless clients. This year, in order to ease their daily burdens, we would like to make an effort to "pack the pantry" for Good Deeds Day.

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Posted on October 24, 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Wows Audience

A team of deaf and hearing actors performed a deaf theatre adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Near West Theatre in Gordon Square on October 19 and 20, 2019. The three nearly sold-out shows were produced by SignStage – an educational program of the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) that incorporates American Sign Language and spoken English as a means of educating students and adults about greater communication accessibility and self-expression.

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