Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH) links the deaf and hard of hearing communities with the hearing community in the Greater York area through interpreting, technology and other services.

The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers a variety of services:

  • Interpreting Services
    The Center offers tax deductible, 24/7 American Sign Language interpreting services at hospitals, schools and medical, dental, legal and other business offices by appointment throughout Adams and York Counties.
  • American Sign Language Classes
    The Center offers business-sponsored and community group ASL classes in York County.
  • Hearing Screenings
    The Center offers hearing screenings at special events, schools, child-care centers and other locations by request.
  • Advocacy
    The Center offers information, education, support and referral services to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Other Services
    The Center offers a specialized library, video phone and other aids to individuals with hearing health challenges.

CDHH was founded in 1977 as the “Deaf Center” under the C.E.T.A. Program to serve as a communication bridge between the deaf and hearing communities of York and Adams counties. In December of 1979, it officially became a ministry of Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania. By 1992 the Center had served 272 deaf clients and 4,285 hearing clients. Today, CDHH serves deaf and hard of hearing clients throughout Adams and York County.