Last updated June 2, 2020. For timely information about COVID-19, visit the Washington State coronavirus website or call 2-1-1.
All HSDC locations have moved their services online until further notice. We will consider our options for reopening as more information is announced by Washington State and King County. Check this page for updates.
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. See the table below to find more details about each program’s availability.
|Audiology & Hearing Aids
|In support of our community’s health and to ensure the safety of our staff and clientele, HSDC’s Audiology clinic remains closed until further notice.
We will not be providing remote services June 1-5, to give us time to develop a plan to expand our services following the closure. If you would like to leave a message, you may do so at 206-323-5770 or email@example.com
|Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
|Videophone and phone appointments are available at this time. There will be no in-person appointments until further notice. 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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|Remote interpreting services are available. In-person appointments are considered on a case-by-case basis.|
|Parent-Infant Program (PIP)
|PIP is closed through the end of the school year in June. We will continue to serve families with individualized remote services. Enrolled families can contact their PIP Specialist with scheduling questions.|
|Rosen Family Preschool
|Rosen Family Preschool’s classroom is closed for the school year. 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.
|Speech & Language
|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 until further notice. We will update our clients and their families as needed as this situation evolves.
We will continue to provide speech therapy services online via telepractice during this time. Contact your clinician for additional 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.
American Sign Language resources for COVID-19
- Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Press Conferences on COVID-19 | TVW
- Coronavirus Video Series | Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
- Coronavirus Information | Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
- Coronavirus Information | National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
- Prepare for a Hospital Visit | National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
- IMPORTANT: Call your doctor or healthcare provider before going to the hospital. Watch this video.
- More Coronavirus Resources | Gallaudet University
- Coronavirus Videos | Health Signs Center
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Did You Know? | ASL Services
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.
News & Updates
- HSDC Equity Team: April 2020 Newsletter | Mental Health During COVID-19
- Visit the Brand New HSDC Family Room: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
- HSDC Equity Team: February/March 2020 Newsletter | Hannah’s Deaflympics Experience
- Rosen Family Preschool Goes Virtual
HSDC in the News
- The deaf community faces another communication hurdle as face masks become the new normal | USA Today
- Deaf community facing challenges during pandemic | KIRO 7 News
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.
Services We Provide
Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center offers a comprehensive array of services including, but not limited to, those listed below.