Proudly serving the greater tri-county area since 1995, the SouthEastern Washington Service Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SEWSCDHH) is here for you – the deaf, hard of hearing, and the visually challenged. We are your friends, your neighbors, and your personal link to equal rights in a hearing world.
We appreciate the challenges you face in the most basic of tasks, and understand how difficult it is for you to negotiate life’s more complicated issues such as job hunting, government offices, bureaucratic interactions, the court system, and many others – things the hearing world take for granted. We are here to help…
Improving lives by developing individual strengths, and protecting personal rights and equality in a hearing world.
We are here to encourage, motivate and strengthen deaf and other individuals who are hard of hearing through a personalized program of coaching and mentoring. We love to teach those who need directions and preparation for improving the skills that will serve them the rest of their life.
Here you will find articles about deafness and Deaf Culture, tips for communicating with those who are deaf or hard of hearing, coping strategies for a hearing loss, and new technology for those who are late deafened. We are inspired by Deaf individuals in our close-knit family and desire to improve and strengthen the communication process by interacting and learning from families who are familiar with deafness.