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                   Our pre-schoolers learning to sign

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                                        The Last Day of Camp

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                A visit from Signing Santa

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          Kid Signs Summer Camp


Remember Giving Tuesday on Tuesday November 28th! 

Your donations work to help deaf and hard of hearing children and adults in our community


 Signing Santa is Coming Here December16th! 

Where:  Northview High School 4451 Hunsberger NE  Grand Rapids  49525 (in the cafeteria)

What Time:  11:00am until 1:00pm

This is a free, unique cultural experience for young children experiencing hearing loss

For more information, please call 616-732-7358​​​​​​​

  



Our Programs & Opportunities


KidSigns & TeenSigns  -- This premier program is for youth and families all over West Michigan tailored to deaf and hard of hearing children


Interpreter Services -- We provide all levels of certified interpreters for several counties in Michigan


Hearing Assistive Technology -- Many types of hearing assistive devices and help with low cost hearing aids are available at our main office 


Community Education -- Speakers and trainings  on deaf and hard of hearing awareness and issues are available for your business or group  


Advocacy -- This service is provided to help navigate and problem solve areas of concern for people experiencing deafness or hearing loss


Volunteering -- If you would like an opportunity to volunteer we have many ways in which you can make an impact


American Sign Language Classes -- Various levels of sign language classes are offered at different locations and times of year for your convenience and skill level


For more information on our programs and how you can get involved, please visit the Programs tab at the top of this page



Did you know.....


     Most deaf children are born to hearing parents


      Over 14% of the population lives with profound hearing loss


      Hearing aids are typically not covered by insurance including Medicare and Medicaid



              

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

3680 44th SE

Suite 201

Kentwood MI 49515

616.732.7358

    






OUR HISTORY

One late night in 1995, a Deaf community leader, Marty Jansen woke up in bed, clutching his chest. He was having a heart attack. His wife Dianne, who is severely hard of hearing, called 911 via a TTY (a telecommunications device for the deaf), but the 911 center kept hanging up on them. Finally, Dianne decided to call 911 and used her voice to repeatedly tell the operator their address......


ABOUT US



Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 4 PM



Who We Serve

The Deaf, hard-of-hearing and the hearing!



We have an awesome board and staff here. Get to know each individual better. 



If you have any questions feel free to drop a line to us!



Our Programs

We provide a wide range of services: interpreter referral services; Community Education for the general public; Hearing Assistive Technology and a Youth program for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing. 

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OUR MISSON

Our mission is to enrich the lives of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community by promoting equal communication, advocacy, social opportunities, community resources and education to all.

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NANCY GINGERY, Volunteer 

I thank DHHS for their advocacy, teaching me my rights, helping me to understand legal and business letters, providing interpreters and more. DHHS helps me stay independent and maintain my self esteem. I would be helpless without DHHS. Thank you!"


 EVENTS

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LEGAL INTERPRETING WORKSHOP

Learn how to interpret a criminal trial!

TBD

DEAFBLIND 101

Learn how to interpret for the DeafBlind!

05/17

MAYFEST!

Our annual charity benefit!

TBD

SILENT CELEBRATION

Our annual summer picnic!