Community Services include a variety of services to the deaf and hard of hearing community. A major focus of their work is Information and Referral about resources for hearing loss, and training to state and local agencies about how to effectively interact with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
To find a TAP Specialist in your area, view our listings in the:
There are many resources and support groups for people with hearing loss. Some of these organizations may have a local chapter near you:
While the Commonwealth of Virginia does not provide any program for financial assistance to purchase hearing aids, we have compiled a list of resources and information into a Hearing Aid Packet. This collection of resources contains helpful information on the different types of hearing aids, how to best understand and select one, and financial options available. To request a Hearing Aid Packet please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by phone at 800-552-7917.
Currently, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not conduct any American Sign Language Classes at the agency. However, we attempt to stay abreast of any classes offered throughout the State. For more information regarding American Sign Language Classes in your area please contact us at email@example.com or contact us by phone at 800-552-7917. You may also find additional information on our Facebook Page, where we post information on classes as we are made aware of them.
Events are held all across the State of Virginia for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. As we are made aware of an event taking place, we will post that information on our Facebook page . While this is not an exhaustive list, we try to provide as much information as possible for anyone to enjoy and partake of these opportunities.