Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened

Last Updated; July 15, 2014

Providing services to the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Late-Deafened people of Maine.

Terry Morrell
Terry Morrell, Director
207-470-7668 VP
207-623-7957 TTY
207-287-5292 FAX
E-mail: Terry.L.Morrell@maine.gov

Nancy Melanson, Assistant to the Director
207-623-7998 TTY or TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711
207-623-7958 Voice
207-287-5292 FAX
E-mail: Nancy.A.Melanson@maine.gov

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened (DDHHLD) provides a variety of services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Late-Deafened citizens of Maine, including:

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The Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened also manages contracts that provide a variety of services to Maine's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities:

PUBLICATIONS

The Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened has authored and distributed several documents for and about Maine's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities:

COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF, HARD OF HEARING AND LATE DEAFENED

LINKS TO OTHER WEB RESOURCES

Select the link below for a list of web sites that contain information which may be useful for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing folks.

  • Helpful websites
  • Bureau of Motor Vehicle Driver's License ID Stickers for People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late Deafened



  • "INDEPENDENCE WITHOUT FEAR" VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR MAINE DEAF BLIND/DUAL SENSORY CONSUMERS & SUPPORT SERVICE PROVIDERS (SSP) NOW AVAILABLE!

    The Iris Network, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened, University of Southern Maine Linguistics Department, Helen Keller National Center and consumers have been meeting for over a year to develop a Support Service Provider (SSP) Program for people, in the State of Maine, who are deaf blind/dual sensory impaired. This program has been named, "Independence Without Fear". The mission of this program is to recruit, train and maintain a database of specially trained volunteers who can facilitate communication for people with significant vision and hearing impairments.

    Anyone interested in becoming a Support Service Provider volunteer or needing the services of an SSP should contact The Iris Network.

    207-774-6273
    189 Park Avenue
    Portland, ME 04102
    Website: Independence Without Fear


  • Hear in Maine is an Alpha One program that offers people resources to find hearing aid services and financial aid. They maintain a list of audiologists, hearing aid vendors, and financial resources. They look at eligibility for funding supports and where to find them.
    • Contact Beth Mogan at Alpha One to discuss the resources available.
    • Email: bmogan@alphaonenow.org; 127 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106; 1-800-640-7200 (V); website: Hear in Maine

     

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