Last updated April 9, 2020. For timely information about COVID-19, visit the Seattle & King County Public Health website.
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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
|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)
|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
|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.
|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 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.
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
- April: April 7 (Update), April 6 (Update), April 2 (Stay Home Order Extended to May 4), April 1 (Update)
- March: March 23 (Stay at Home Order), March 20 (Protections for At-Risk Employees), March 18 (Resources for Employees and Businesses), March 16 (Update), March 13 (School Closures), March 11 (Public Recommendations)
- 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.
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.