Hearing Loss Resources

Below is a comprehensive but not exclusive list of hearing loss resources broken down by category or location. If you would like to suggest a resource to add to the list please email drdariuskohan @ gmail . com. Thank you.

Communications Access

New Jersey CapTel and WebCapTel CapTel® and WebCapTel® allow you to LISTEN to the other person and READ captions of everything that is being said during your phone conversations. http://www.njcaptel.com/ New Jersey Relay New Jersey Relay Service is a free service provided by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) http://www.njrelay.com/index.php Assistive Communication Device Demonstration Centers DDHH operates a number of “Assistive Communication Device Demonstration Centers: throughout New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/addc/ Access Wireless Organization CTIA-The Wireless Association® and the wireless industry created AccessWireless.org to be your “first stop” to learn about the ever-changing world of cell phones and wireless services, and discover those that meet your specific needs. http://www.accesswireless.org/Home.aspx

New York Divisions / Agencies

New York Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation Access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives. http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/ NY Office of Civil Rights The Bureau engages in community outreach activities to educate the public about civil rights issues. If you believe that you are a victim of unlawful discrimination, you are encouraged to contact our office by downloading and completing the Bureau’s online complaint form. http://www.ag.ny.gov/bureau/civil-rights NYS School for the Deaf Their mission is to provide a foundation of learning that will enable students to become independent, self-respecting and contributing adults in a multi-cultural society. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/nyssd/ NYC Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resource Page Communication is especially important for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The following link will take you to some of the many resources available to this community in New York City. http://www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/html/specific/dhh.shtml

New Jersey State Agencies

NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing The Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH) advocates for people in New Jersey who are deaf or hard of hearing. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is here to help individuals with disabilities that are having trouble finding or holding a job because of their disability. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/services/vocation/ NJ Office of Civil Rights The Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is part of the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety (L&PS) and is the agency responsible for investigating discrimination complaints and eradicating illegal discrimination in New Jersey. http://www.state.nj.us/lps/dcr/news/images073002/090902.html NJ State Department of Education Special Education Programs Resources for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/deaf/

Other Organizations in New Jersey

Association of Late-Deafened Adults-Garden State The Association of Late-Deafened Adults-Garden State (ALDA-GS), is a non-profit association devoted to the needs of late-deafened adults throughout the state of New Jersey. http://www.alda-gs.org New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council Appointed by the Governor, the New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), along with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, develops and submits a state plan for Centers for Independent Living (CIL), Independent Living Services, and Independent Living Programs. http://www.njsilc.org/ The Center for Listening Disorders Research Trouble Listening… Trouble Learning – Trouble Listening… Troubled Business – Trouble Listening… Troubled Relationships – Dysfunctional Listening Just Causes Trouble! http://www.listeningdisorders.org/

Accessible Theaters in New Jersey

c2(caption coalition) inc is the pioneer of Live Performance Captioning (sm) for Hard of Hearing and Deaf patrons at live theatrical and cultural events. http://c2net.org/ NJ Theater Alliance The New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the consortium of professional, not-for-profit theatres in New Jersey. For a captioned performance click on the “OC” icon. http://www.njtheatrealliance.com NJ Performing Arts Center Accessibility information may be found here NJPAC http://www.njpac.org/ Paper Mill Playhouse Accessibility information may be found here PMP http://www.papermill.org/ George Street Playhouse Accessibility information may be found here GSP http://www.georgestreetplayhouse.org/ TDF Theater Development fund to register to become a member of TAP to be able to order tix to captioned performances. http://www.tdf.org/

Movie Theaters in New Jersey showing captioned movies

To find a captioned movie in your area use this URL http://www.captionfish.com/ To find a local movie theater use this URL http://ncam.wgbh.org/mopix/locations.html#nj Regal Movie Theaters http://www.regmovies.com/

National Hearing Loss Organizations

Hearing Loss Association of America The Nation’s Voice for People with Hearing Loss http://www.hearingloss.org/ Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning CCAC – What It Is, Programs, and Why You Are Invited to Become a Member Now – Captioning is the Language of the World – Captioning is Communication Access http://ccacaptioning.org/ Center for Hearing and Communications The League for the Hard of Hearing is a private not-for-profit rehabilitation agency for infants, children and adults who are hard of hearing and deaf. http://www.chchearing.org Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology http://nihseniorhealth.gov/ Social Security and Disability Resource Center The website provides information on the federal government’s two disability benefit programs, Title II Social Security Disability Benefits and Title 16 SSI Disability Benefits http://www.ssdrc.com  ]]>