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Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Education, Employment, Health, Human Services, Job Training, Rehabilitative Care, Special Education

Mission: Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) fosters inclusive, accessible communities through communication, advocacy, and education.

Results: HSDC has served the Puget Sound Area for over eighty years. We currently reach approximately 6,000 people every year.

Target demographics: deaf, hard of hearing, and people with speech differences

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,000 individuals and families

Geographic areas served: the Puget Sound Area

Programs: audiology and hearing aids, speech therapy, early education for deaf and hard of hearing children, assistance and information for the Deaf and hard of hearing, and interpreting for the Deaf.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

After visiting three audiologists and leaving frustrated a friend told me to try this place. I was happy to finally have someone listen to my special hearing issues and provide me with multiple options. I got to "try before you buy" and they convinced me! I am getting regular follow-ups and the staff is very attentive. I am much happier and more social since I can hear.

Erica L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter started attending Behnke Preschool when she turned three, in July of 2010. She had a speech delay, and we were very excited to find a speech language preschool in Seattle. She loves her teachers and classroom, which is currently transformed into a campsite with a tent for dramatic play, constellations on the ceiling for stargazing, flashlights for reading in the book corner, even a pond for fishing! Other themes have been Fire and Safety, On Safari, and Dinosaur Dig. As a parent, it is amazing to see how well thought out the curricula are to include books, activities, vocabulary and songs to support lanuage and speech development. Of course, it's pure fun for the preschoolers!