Welcome to the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
Welcome to the web site of the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc.(HDS) and its branch office, HDS-Westmoreland, a non-profit agency in continuous operation since 1921. Our professional staff provides a wide range of services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired. You are invited to call for information or an appointment. Our telephone number is (412) 281-1375(V/TTY). View or download our brochure HDS Brochure.
Sign-A-Thon 2014 was held at the Mall at Robinson,100 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, Saturday, March 29, 2014 from Noon to 4:00pm. It was the biggest one ever! A fun-filled event, opening with Pitt's Drumline, and full of performances, games and information tables. So many people worked hard to make it happen: a great team and a great day! Thanks to all who helped and/or participated. Special thanks to Robin Schmidlin, our volunteer coordinator who did a fabulous job.
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American Sign Language (ASL) Classes
Always be willing to learn something new!
Want to learn how to communicate in sign language with your deaf friends, co-workers, patients, clients... at least the basics? Then this is the place to start! We'll give you 8 weeks of the basic signs you'll need to get started to be able to communicate in American Sign Language. ASL 1 at Work - Your business picks the day, time, and starting date. We come to you!
ASL Class Registration
New 8 week classes for ASL 1, ASL 2, and ASL 3 begin in April 2014
April 2,9,16,23,30, May 7,14, 21
Reserve your seat in class, register by Monday, March 31, 2014.
First Sunday of the Month
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Drop-in tours are free with museum admission.
Meet in front of the museum store.
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HDS' mission & Vision statements
HDS' Mission is to provide a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and serve as an information and referral source for this population and the general public. The vision of HDS' staff is to be caring professionals serving persons who are deaf or hard of hearing with excellence, dignity and trust.