Last updated March 31, 2020. For timely information about COVID-19, visit the Seattle & King County Public Health website.
All HSDC locations have moved their services online until at least April 24. See the table below to find more details about each program’s availability.
|Audiology & Hearing Aids
|In support of our community’s health and to ensure the safety of our staff and clientele, HSDC’s Audiology clinic has canceled all appointments until April 24. Hearing aid walk-in hours are not available. In the coming weeks, we will revisit what services can be provided. Contact us with questions or inquiries at 206-323-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will update our clients as needed as this situation evolves, including further extensions to our closure. If you need help troubleshooting hearing aid issues, you may connect with Jessica Goble, Audiology Extern, via Google voice at 202-798-1070 or video chat via Zoom by clicking here.
|Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
|There will be no in-person appointments until at least April 24. Videophone and phone appointments are available at this time. Please call or email your local office in Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellingham to discuss your needs.
All public videophones locations are closed.
|HSDC Interpreting Services
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|In-person and remote interpreting services are still available at this time.|
|Parent-Infant Program (PIP)
|PIP will not hold in-person home visits through April 24th. We will continue to serve families with individualized remote services. Enrolled families can contact their PIP Specialist with scheduling questions.|
|Rosen Family Preschool
|Rosen Preschool is following the current Washington State mandate to close schools through April 24th. We will continue to serve families with individualized remote services and online opportunities.|
|Speech & Language
|In support of our community’s health and to ensure the safety of our staff and clientele, HSDC’s Speech & Language clinic will remain closed until April 24. We will continue to provide speech therapy services online during this time. Contact your clinician for additional information.
We hope to resume in-person services on Tuesday, April 28. We will update our clients and their families as needed as this situation evolves, including further extensions to our closure. If you have questions, contact us using the link to the left, or contact your clinician directly.
The novel coronavirus is highly contagious. Symptoms include a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other respiratory issues. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your physician and call the King County Novel Coronavirus hotline at 206-477-3977.
We care about the health of our clients, our staff, and the community, so we urge you to take all the precautions necessary to protect yourselves, including thorough handwashing; coughing into a tissue or your elbow; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
American Sign Language resources for COVID-19
- Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Press Conferences on COVID-19 | TVW
- March 23 (Stay at Home Order), March 20 (Protections for At-Risk Employees), March 18 (Resources for Employees and Businesses), March 16 (Update), March 13 (School Closures), March 11 (Public Recommendations)
- Coronavirus Video Series | Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
- Coronavirus Information | Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
- Coronavirus Information | National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
- Prepare for a Hospital Visit | National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
- IMPORTANT: Call your doctor or healthcare provider before going to the hospital. Watch this video.
- More Coronavirus Resources | Gallaudet University
- Coronavirus Videos | Health Signs Center
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Did You Know? | ASL Services
Cocktails & Connections 2020
Our Cocktails & Connections event, originally scheduled for March 5, was canceled in accordance with safety recommendations by Seattle & King County Public Health. It was not an easy decision. We were looking forward to seeing the community, and it is our largest fundraising event of the year.
Visit the event page to get a taste of what we had planned for the night. We are grateful to everybody who has supported us, as well as our wonderful sponsors.
Who We Are
Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) is a nonprofit serving the Puget Sound area. Our mission is to foster inclusive and accessible communities through communication, advocacy, and education.
We offer services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech-language differences, as well as their families and friends. We also offer trainings for organizations that wish to better serve deaf and hard of hearing community members.
Services We Provide
Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center offers a comprehensive array of services including, but not limited to, those listed below.