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.


hearing aids & assistive technology: what you need to know
This guide 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.
Support Service Person Program for Pennsylvanians who are Deaf-Blind
On Oct. 29, 2014, Governor Corbett announced the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILP) was awarded a two-year grant to establish a new service for Pennsylvanians who are deaf-blind and 18 years or older. For more information, read the press release and/or visit
Advisory Council for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • 2015 meeting dates:
    March 27
    June 26
    September 25
    December 4
  • 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
  • Contact ODHH:
    717-783-4912 v/tty
    717-831-1928 videophone
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