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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Speak Easy

at 1:00pm

Location: University Circle Location

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Nov
23

Spin and Snack for CHSC

at 12:00pm

Location: Ride & Workout and Around the Corner - both in Lakewood

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Nov
25

Speak Easy

at 1:00pm

Location: University Circle Location

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Nov
28

CHSC Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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Location: Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

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Nov
29

CHSC Closed on Friday, November 29, 2019

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Location: Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

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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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Released on October 23, 2019

CHSC in the News: What Causes Ear Infections?

Dr. Bridgid Whitford, Director of Hearing Services at CHSC, helps to answer some common questions: What causes ear infections? Why are children more prone to ear infections? How can ear infections affect hearing? Find out more in this feature in the Cleveland Jewish News.

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Posted on October 15, 2019

Deaf Job Training Event Results in New Hires

Last month the Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing pioneered the first-ever deaf-specific job training in the state of Ohio.

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Posted on October 02, 2019

Program Builds “Community Connections” Between CHSC and Belarus

The Community Connections Program brings multiple groups of young professionals from Belarus to the United States each year to strengthen the professional capacity and skillsets of activists and emerging leaders in a country that is still facing obstacles following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. 

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Posted on October 15, 2018

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center Announces Opening of New Westlake Office

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest location at 29540 Center Ridge Road in Westlake, Ohio on October 3, 2018.

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