COVID-19 Updates

Last updated April 9, 2020. For timely information about COVID-19, visit the Seattle & King County Public Health website.

  

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Service Changes

All HSDC locations have moved their services online through May 4. See the table below to find more details about each program’s availability.

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. Check this page for updates.

Audiology & Hearing Aids
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In support of our community’s health and to ensure the safety of our staff and clientele, HSDC’s Audiology clinic has canceled all appointments through May 4. Hearing aid walk-in hours are not available. In the coming weeks, we will revisit what services can be provided. Contact us with questions or inquiries at 206-323-5770 or clinics@hsdc.org.

If you need help troubleshooting hearing aid issues, you may connect with Jessica Goble, Audiology Extern, via email at jgoble@hsdc.org, Google voice at 202-798-1070, or video chat with Zoom.

We are working to find a way to schedule in-person audiology appointments for emergency situations. Any potential appointments will be screened by an Audiologist to determine if the need is a true emergency. If an appointment is scheduled, we will only allow one person at a time in the office. If needed, you may bring one family member that is 16 or older. We will update our clients as this situation evolves, including further extensions to our closure.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
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There will be no in-person appointments until May 5. Videophone and phone appointments are available at this time. Please call or email your local office in Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellingham to discuss your needs.

All public videophones locations are closed.

HSDC Interpreting Services
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In-person and remote interpreting services are still available at this time.
Parent-Infant Program (PIP)
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PIP will continue to follow Washington State mandate to close educational services through May 4. We will continue to serve families with individualized remote services. Enrolled families can contact their PIP Specialist with scheduling questions.
Rosen Family Preschool
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Rosen Family Preschool’s classroom is closed until May 4. We continue to provide individualized and group virtual services to our enrolled families.

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

Speech & Language
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In support of our community’s health and to ensure the safety of our staff and clientele, HSDC’s Speech & Language clinic will remain closed through May 4. We will continue to provide speech therapy services online during this time. Contact your clinician for additional information.

We hope to resume in-person services on Tuesday, May 5. We will update our clients and their families as needed as this situation evolves, including further extensions to our closure. If you have questions, contact us using the link to the left, or contact your clinician directly.

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.

Cocktails & Connections 2020

Our Cocktails & Connections event, originally scheduled for March 5, was canceled in accordance with safety recommendations by Seattle & King County Public Health. It was not an easy decision. We were looking forward to seeing the community, and it is our largest fundraising event of the year.

Visit the event page to get a taste of what we had planned for the night. We are grateful to everybody who has supported us, as well as our wonderful sponsors.

ZipRecruiter logo. In front of the name is a yellow office chair. BECU logo United American Mortgage Corporation logo. It says Trusted, Tried, and True. A quarter star is next to the word United Adventure Kids Playcare logo. A tilted white oval with the name inside. Over the name is a blue line representing the top of a cloud, with a red and yellow hot air balloon between the first two words. Russell Jones Real Estate logo. A red rectangle with a black border. Inside, the words Russell Jones are prominent in white. Underneath, inside the red box, the words Real Estate are in a black bar underlining the name above.
Union Bank logo. A stylized red U, followed by Union Bank in blue. USI logo. A blue rectangle with rounded corners and a border of the same color separated by white space. The name is inside the rectangle in white. Beneficial State Bank logo. An acorn with a B inside, followed by the bank's name. Sorenson logo. A light blue circle with a white S inside, followed by the company name. Perkins Coie logo. Perkins in red and Coie in black.

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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