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Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

Overview

This website provides information about the services and supports available to individuals through the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing within the Department of Labor and Industry.

The Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH) is an office within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that serves all 67 counties. ODHH is your first stop on the path to learn about anything and everything related to hearing loss, such as services, technology, sign language interpreters, or laws that require equal access for people who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing.

ODHH provides three primary services, represented by the acronym AIR.

  • We advocate for people with hearing loss who are not receiving proper services from government or private agencies. 
  • We distribute information and answer questions on issues relevant to people with hearing loss. 
  • We refer people to appropriate organizations. ODHH is ready to serve as liaison, open doors, explain procedures and make referrals. No request is too small.

The website also includes information regarding:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Resources
  • Interpreter Services
  • Advisory Council
  • Act 57 Stakeholder Group
  • Hearing Loss Expo

Guide to Hearing Hearing Aids and Assistive Devices: This 16-page guide provides information on how to obtain hearing aids, telephone devices, and/or other technology as well as locating sources of funding assistance.

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