Deaf Identification Cards

Front and Back of Deaf Identification card

Deaf Identification Cards

Last Updated; January 10, 2013

The Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened provides "proof of deafness" identification cards, on a voluntary basis (only if you want one). These cards are wallet-sized, contain the seal of the State of Maine and are laminated (sealed in plastic). They are custom made for each person and contain:

Name

Date of birth

Type of communication you need

Signature of the Director of the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened

Telephone numbers for interpreter services and the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened

These identification cards do not have a photograph on them as they once did. Driver’s licenses or ID cards from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles now have photos on them. This card and a photo driver’s license (or BMV ID card) is proof of identity and hearing loss.

In order to receive an Identification Card, you must submit a completed application along with proof of hearing loss/deafness. Proof of hearing loss/deafness may include any one of the following:

A copy of an audiogram signed by a licensed professional.

A copy of a diploma from a School for the Deaf.

A signature from a physician, otolaryngologist (ENT) or audiologist on the application form.

Proof on file of inclusion in another program such as the Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP) from the Maine Center on Deafness, the Emergency Alert Notification System Program at MCD, the 70% discount form used by TTY callers for their home TTYs, the Hearing Impaired Placard Program, or Hearing Ear Dog certification from the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened.

To obtain an application for a Deaf Identification Card, contact:

Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened 150 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0150 (207)-470-7668 VP, (207)-623-7998 TTY, (207)-623-7958 Voice, (207)-287-5292 FAX.

You can also download the application and print it by selecting the link below:

After completing the application, mail it or fax it to the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened at the address or fax number given above.

Deaf ID Card Application