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Health & Medical - Resources for Jewish Seniors in Greater Boston

Hearing Impairment

Massachusetts Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Resource Guide
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-740-1600
Fax: 617-740-1700 (TTY)

Please click here  for a list of resources.

Also, click here to learn about Accessible Community Events (Coolidge Corner Movie Theater and the Wang Center have technical listening devices for the hearing impaired).

There are 5 sites across the state that provide Independent Living Services for individuals that are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Peer mentoring, training, and advocacy is offered. Click here to find the site closest  to you.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Health
31 Center Drive
MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
Phone: 800-241-1044
Fax: 301-770-8977

The NIDCD within the National Institute of Health provides detailed information on health issues related to hearing loss and hearing aids. Please view these links to learn more about Hearing Loss and related health issues.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Program
D.E.A.F. Inc.
215 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-254-4041 TTY/Voice
Fax: 617-254-7091

D.E.A.F. is one of the 9 sites contracted with the Massachusetts Commission Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Advocacy, skills training, peer counseling, resources, and funding for assistive equipment is offered. Hearing aides, doorbell lights, door knock lights, and visual/vibrating alarm clocks and smoke alarms can be obtained by contacting this office. Eligibility will be determined.

The Massachusetts Specialized Telephone Equipment Program
MCDHH administered by Verizon
280 Locke Drive
Marlboro, MA 01752
Phone: 800-300-5658 TTY/voice
Fax: 508-460-3962

Amplified telephone, telephone signalers, and teletypewriter (TTY) products are available if eligible. An application needs to be filled out and disability verifications are required. Email MAEDP@verizon.com or call for an application.