Health & Medical - Resources for Jewish Seniors in Greater Boston
- Massachusetts Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
150 Mount Vernon Street
Phone: 617 740-1600
Fax: 617 740-1700 (TTY)
Please click here to read the 2008 Resource Guide.
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 10 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
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 Hearing Aids.
- New England Sinai Hospital
Hearing Program at New England Sinai Hospital
150 York Street
Phone: 781 297-1500
Fax: 781 297-1425
The Hearing Program at New England Sinai Hospital provides full hearing assessments, central auditory processing evaluations, and guidance on the selection of hearing aid dispensers. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the outpatient department at 781-297-1500. TDD: 781 341-2395
- The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Program
215 Brighton Avenue
Phone: 617 254-4041 TTY/Voice
Fax: 617 254-7091
D.E.A.F. is one of the 10 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
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.