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.Read Full Story
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.Read Full Story
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.Read Full Story
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."Read Full Story
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.Read Full Story
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.Read Full Story
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.Read Full Story
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.Read Full Story
DRIVE & DROP DONATIONS FOR DEAF CENTER
Our Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has recently seen a surge in clients who are homeless and/or in need of food assistance. In order to ease their daily burdens, we are asking you to help us PACK THE PANTRY.
"Sue's Pantry" was established in honor of Susan Bungard, previous Director of the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Susan saw that the needs of our deaf clients often extended beyond the programs and social services we provide. Many times, clients were in need of basic items - such as food and personal care.
If you would like to help us PACK THE PANTRY - please bring your donations to any of the CHSC locations on:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
FOR YOUR SAFETY - DRIVE AND DROP YOUR DONATIONS
Vehicles may pull up to the building and we will take the donations from your trunk - no touching!Read Full Story
Deaf Community Survey Response to Accessibility of COVID Information
In Ohio, 8 Community Centers for the Deaf (CCDs) serve the deaf population in Ohio by providing sign language interpreters, case management services, and job readiness and training. Several months ago, at the onslaught of the Coronavirus, the CCDs developed a survey, asking our deaf community how they felt about available services and access to resources through this pandemic.Read Full Story