Black Lives Matter

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Racism is never acceptable and should never be tolerated.

We grieve with the rest of the country over the racist murders of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, Tony McDade by Tallahassee police in Florida on May 27, Breonna Taylor by police in Louisville on March 13, Manuel Ellis on March 3 while in police custody in Tacoma, and Ahmaud Arbery on February 23 by armed White men in Georgia. And those are just a few of the most recent.

With the statement, “White silence is violence”, we can no longer be complicit; freezing or hibernating is not an option. As leaders of the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC), we publicly acknowledge these racist acts and are making a public commitment to become an anti-racist organization.

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COVID-19 Updates

Last updated July 13, 2020. For timely information about COVID-19, visit the Washington State coronavirus website or call 2-1-1.

American Sign Language handshape spelling ASL   Click here to watch past COVID-19 update videos from HSDC in American Sign Language

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Service Changes

All HSDC locations continue to practice online services. We have reopened in-person services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services and Audiology by appointment only. We are following Washington state and King County guidelines for Phase 2 allowance.

HSDC is committed to our community and we will continue to provide essential services remotely, in accordance with King County and Washington State public health recommendations. See the table below to find more details about each program’s availability.

Audiology & Hearing Aids
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All services are by appointment only. There are no walk-in services at this time. We are providing curbside and in-person appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Click here to read our new procedures for Audiology appointments and services.

We are currently developing a plan to expand our services following the closure. If you have questions about hearing aid supplies, you may contact us at 206-323-5770 or clinics@hsdc.org.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
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Videophone and phone appointments are available every day. Contact us if you wish to schedule an in-person appointment.

Please call or email your local office in Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellingham to discuss your needs. Click here to find which office you should call.

All public videophones locations are closed.

Current Hours for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Seattle (Puget Sound) Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Tacoma (Sound Sound) Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm
Bellingham (North Sound) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am-3pm
HSDC Interpreting Services
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Remote and in-person interpreting services are available.
Parent-Infant Program (PIP)
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PIP will provide individualized virtual home visits until the fall, at which time we will reevaluate our options. Enrolled families can contact their PIP Specialist with scheduling questions.
Rosen Family Preschool
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Rosen Family Preschool is now enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year, which will begin in the fall. In preparation for potential closures in the future, we have developed a plan to provide individualized and group virtual services as needed.

Rosen Family Preschool and the Parent-Infant Program are partnering to offer additional community outreach services to families with our new HSDC Family Room, which you can see by using the links below.

HSDC Family Room: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Speech & Language
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We will continue to provide speech therapy services online via telepractice during this time. Contact your clinician for additional information.

More Information

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.

Learn how to make a Deaf-friendly face mask

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.

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Services We Provide

Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center offers a comprehensive array of services including, but not limited to, those listed below.

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