The Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS) began in 1920 as the League for the Hard of Hearing. Its primary goal was to provide social activities for people with hearing loss. From these modest beginnings, HDS has evolved into our region’s only comprehensive service center for individuals who are culturally deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing, and their friends and families. Its mission is to provide a diverse and affordable program of high-quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services. HDS wants to meet the unique challenges of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and to serve as an information and referral source for this population and the general public. The vision of HDS staff is to be caring professionals, serving persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, with excellence, dignity and trust.
HDS is located at 1945 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219. You are invited to call for information or an appointment. The telephone number is 412-281-1375. More information can be found online at http://www.hdscenter.org.