Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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 is ready to serve as liaison, open doors, explain procedures and make referrals. No request is too small.
Effective November 1, 2015, you will notice 3 changes within ODHH:
Reduction in staff due to retirement
Erie ODHH office will be open on a limited basis
For more information, please read the document.
hearing aids & assistive technology: what you need to know
answers the most common questions about hearing aids and assistive technology received by ODHH. It educates individuals about the process of obtaining hearing aids, informs individuals of possible funding options, and promotes the use of assistive technology to allow individuals to have a fulfilling and independent life.
Advisory Council for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
2015 meeting dates:
December 4 - CANCELLED
2016 meeting dates:
March 11, 2016
June 3, 2016
September 30, 2016
December 9, 2016
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Meeting is accessible via State-Registered interpreters, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), and a hearing loop assistive listening system
Additional accommodations will be provided upon request