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

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

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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.



Support Group for Adults Who Stutter

at 6:00pm

Location: University Circle, Room 140




DEAFinitely Learning Fall Craft Workshops

at 2:00pm

Location: CHSC, room 140 11635 Euclid Ave, Cleveland 44106



In-Person Adult Speech Therapy Group

at 2:00pm

Location: 29540 Center Ridge Rd., Suite B, Westlake, Ohio 44145


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Posted on July 25, 2023

 CHSC Awarded CARF Accreditation Renewal

Based on its recent survey, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center has been issued a 3-Year CARF Accreditation renewal. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit health and human services accreditor.

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Posted on June 21, 2023

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Announces Strategic Growth Plans to Better Serve the Community

Cleveland, Ohio – June 21, 2023 - Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center (CHSC) is thrilled to announce a significant expansion of its outreach initiatives and plans to establish new locations and partnerships to better serve the greater Cleveland community. This decision follows a 12-month, data-driven study of the critical gaps in services for underserved groups.

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Posted on April 20, 2023

Friends of Society for the Deaf Seeking RFP

Friends of Society for the Deaf (FSFD) is accepting applications for funding proposals from not for profit organizations that serve and/or support deaf and hard of hearing youth and/or adults.

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Posted on November 11, 2021

Ohio Clinician Mental Health Training for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Deaf Services Center, Inc., and Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center present this training which equips Ohio clinicians with knowledge and insight into the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community, a cultural and linguistic minority with very limited access to mental health care. This training was made possible by a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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Posted on July 06, 2021

HB252 Signed into Law

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the bill, sponsored by Reps. Andrea White (R-Kettering) and Phil Plummer (R-Dayton), entered Ohio into the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC). HB 252 received unanimous support in committee and was passed with a vote of 96-0 in the House.

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