Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

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 December 31, 2015: Erie ODHH office's videophone will be disconnected. Please contact ODHH at:
717-831-1928 videophone
717-783-4912 v/tty

Dec. 11, 2015: ODHH is now on YouTube! ODHH posted two videos regarding office and staffing changes. More videos will be posted, so stay tuned!

The quickest way to find us is:

  • Go to
  • Search for "Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry"
  • Then search for ODHH within the Labor & Industry channel, or click on one of our videos from the video list.

Erie ODHH Office: January 2016 dates

Erie ODHH office will be open by appointment only on Jan. 7 and Jan. 21, 2016. To make an appointment contact Ben Moonan at, or at 814-255-0230 phone/videophone, or 717-783-4912 tty.

For more information, view the video on YouTube.

Effective Nov. 1, 2015, you will notice three changes within ODHH:

  • Reduction in staff due to retirement
  • Erie ODHH office will be open on a limited basis
  • Staff re-assignment

For more information, please read the document or view the video on YouTube.

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.
Advisory Council for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • 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    
  • Contact ODHH:
    717-783-4912 v/tty
    717-831-1928 videophone
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