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A disruption in the normal hearing process that may occur in the outer, middle, or inner ear, which prevents sound waves from being converted to electrical signals and nerve impulses from being transmitted to the brain to be interpreted. Included are conductive hearing loss that results from abnormalities of the external ear and/or the ossicles of the middle ear; sensorineural hearing loss that results from malfunction of inner ear structures (i.e., cochlea); and central auditory dysfunction that results from damage or dysfunction at the level of the eighth cranial nerve, auditory brain stem, or cerebral cortex. Hearing loss may be present at birth (congenital) or become evident later in life (acquired); and may or may not preclude the normal development of language. The severity of hearing loss is measured in decibles (dB). The threshold or 0 dB mark for each frequency refers to the level at which typical young adults perceive a tone burst 50% of the time. Hearing is considered normal if an individual's thresholds are within 15 dB of normal thresholds. Severity of hearing loss is graded as mild (26-40 dB), moderate (41-55 dB), moderately severe (56-70 dB), severe (71-90 dB) and profound (90 dB).

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Action CenterA nation-wide helpline providing information on detection and treatment of speech and hearing problems. Can refer caller to local speech pathologists and audiologists. Will send out information about speech and hearing free of charge.American Speech Language Hearing AssociationAmerican Speech Language Hearing Association
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the DeafHelps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to fully participate in mainstream society. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the DeafAlexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services - Information and ReferralProviding contact information for hearing loss.BerksBerks Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesBerks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Summer ProgramSummer program providing speech language services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Special Education services provided: individual speech and language services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing provided by certified speech and language pathologists. This provider is willing to implement an IEP developed in another program if the space is available. If the fees are not covered by insurance provider or school district, the parents will be responsible for the fee.AlleghenyDePaul School for Hearing and SpeechDePaul School for Hearing and Speech
Hearing Loss Association of America - PittsburghA monthly Mar Apr May Sept Oct Nov support group for the deaf and hard of hearing that is associated with the Hearing Loss Association of America. Topics the group covers include emotional support, educational resources and public awareness. They work on helping find solutions to the obstacles that people with hearing loss are confronted with on a daily basis.AlleghenyHearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State OfficeHearing Loss Association of America
Lancaster Center of the Deaf and Hard of HearingAssists people who are deaf and hard of hearing to live more independently. Services include: - Client Services - Sign Language Classes - Fundraising Events - Interpreting ServicesLancasterLancaster Center of the Deaf and Hard of HearingBerks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education CenterProvides information, training and technical assistance to parents and professionals caring for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education CenterLaurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication DisordersProvides free information on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language disorders. Free Publications Information for general public and professionals. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication DisordersNational Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:
  • Resources/training related to language translation, housing, income benefits, mobility/transportation, education, communication, assistive technology, advocacy, budgeting, household management, mentoring, and socialization/recreation geared toward persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Sign Language Instruction
  • Assistance with obtaining an Interpreter/Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
  • Instruction of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
  • Public awareness/sensitivity training regarding persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Information about Videophones/Video Relay Interpreting Services and resources on how to go about getting a videophone
  • Assistance with getting equipment via the TDDP such as a TTY, CapTel, amplified telephone, etc.
A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Starkey Hearing FoundationEducates the public on the importance of hearing check ups and distributes hearing aids to needy individuals in the United States and abroad. The Hear Now program assists individuals permanently residing the in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids. The Hearing Angel program conducts hearing missions which deliver more than 100,000 hearing aids to children each year in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam. The hearing aid recycling program accepts all makes and models of hearing aids, refurbishes them and distributes them to individuals through a volunteer network of hearing professionals. The Sound Matters campaign is dedicated to raising social awareness of healthy hearing, prevention of hearing damage, and regular hearing check-ups. Starkey Hearing FoundationStarkey Hearing Foundation
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf - Summer CampsThe Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) has two camps, one overnight and one day-camp for children with loss. Both Amazing Adventures and Imaginasium Overnight Camp provide children with activities and fun camping experiences.AlleghenyWestern Pennsylvania School for the DeafWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
York Association of the DeafA recreational and social club for the deaf and hearing impaired; holds athletic events, meetings, movies, picnics, etc.YorkYork Association of the DeafYork Association of the Deaf

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