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Hearing Loss

A disruption in the normal hearing process that may occur in the outer, middle, or inner ear, which prevents sound waves from being converted to electrical signals and nerve impulses from being transmitted to the brain to be interpreted. Included are conductive hearing loss that results from abnormalities of the external ear and/or the ossicles of the middle ear; sensorineural hearing loss that results from malfunction of inner ear structures (i.e., cochlea); and central auditory dysfunction that results from damage or dysfunction at the level of the eighth cranial nerve, auditory brain stem, or cerebral cortex. Hearing loss may be present at birth (congenital) or become evident later in life (acquired); and may or may not preclude the normal development of language. The severity of hearing loss is measured in decibles (dB). The threshold or 0 dB mark for each frequency refers to the level at which typical young adults perceive a tone burst 50% of the time. Hearing is considered normal if an individual's thresholds are within 15 dB of normal thresholds. Severity of hearing loss is graded as mild (26-40 dB), moderate (41-55 dB), moderately severe (56-70 dB), severe (71-90 dB) and profound (90 dB).

Found 17 resources (displaying 1 - 10)

Aurora of Central New York

Eligibility: Individuals ages 21 years and older with hearing or visual impairments.

Languages: ASL

Map Marker 1 1065 James Street
Syracuse, NY

Rochester School for the Deaf

Eligibility: Severe to profound hearing loss. All legal New York residents. Ages birth to 21 years.

Languages: American Sign Language

Map Marker 2 1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY

Hours: M-TH 8:00AM-5:00PM. F 8:00AM-4:30PM.

Aurora of Central New York

Eligibility: All individuals affected by hearing impairment, their families, friends, and employers.

Languages: ASL

Map Marker 3 1065 James Street
Syracuse, NY

University of Rochester Medical Center

Eligibility: Must be deaf or hard of hearing.

Languages: Signed English., American Sign Language

Deaf Wellness Center

Map Marker 4 300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY

Rochester School for the Deaf

Eligibility: Severe to profound hearing loss, ages birth-21 years. Varies by program. Call for information.

Languages: American Sign Language

Map Marker 5 1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY

Hours: M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM.

Genesee Valley Region Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Eligibility: Visit website for information.

Map Marker 6 Rochester, NY

Hearing Loss Association of America, Rochester Chapter, Inc.

Eligibility: All are welcome to join and/or attend functions. Call or check website for more information.

Languages: Sign language, for evening meeting, with advanced notice

Hearing Loss Association of America, Rochester Chapter

Map Marker 7 25 Westminster Road
St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
Fairport, NY

Hours: Chapter meetings: Daytime and evening meetings, first TU of the month, Oct-Jun, second TU in Sept. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road Rochester, NY 14607.

IGNITE

Eligibility: 11 years of age or older who are deaf, deaf-blind, late-deafened, hard of hearing and child of deaf adults.

Languages: American Sign Language.

Map Marker 8 PO Box 20023
Rochester, NY

Aurora of Central New York

Eligibility: Individuals in Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

Map Marker 9 1065 James Street
Syracuse, NY

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Eligibility: None.

Languages: Provides interpretation services for over 200 languages.

Austin, TX

Hours: Hotline and chat are 24 hours.

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