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This month's Spotlight is Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

MISSION STATEMENT:

Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is committed to increasing public awareness regarding hearing loss and promoting interaction between deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals.


INTERPRETING SERVICES

All interpreters are personally evaluated and must meet our high standards. Our agency only hires qualified / certified interpreters.

Sign language interpreters provide the communication link between Deaf and Hard of Hearing and hearing individuals. Services of a sign language interpreter are used in a variety of situations.

  • Medical situations: Hospital, Emergency, Medical Doctor, Dental, Eye care, etc.
  • Legal situations: Court, Jail, etc.
  • Work: Interviews, Meetings, etc.
  • Educational Setting: School - all grade levels, College, Technical Institutes, etc.
  • Personal: Weddings, Funerals, etc.

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Advocacy
  • Assistive Device Program
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Program
  • Hearing Aid Assistance
  • Hearing Aid Repair Assistance
  • Hearing Screenings
  • Information and Referral
  • Interpreting Service
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Personal Assistance
  • Sign Language Classes
  • Public/Private Education
  • Social Activities
  • Educational Programs
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Related Library

BDHHS’ LENDING LIBRARY HAS NEW BOOKS AND VIDEOS!
STOP IN AND “CHECK THEM OUT”

  • GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY BOOK AND CD
  • NUCLUS 24 CONTOUR “THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (COCHLEAR)
  • GO TO THE HILL – A NOVEL BY STEVIE PLATT
  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PAT – REFLECTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL DAYS
  • THE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PUZZLE BOOK
  • IDEA ADVOCACY FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
  • HELEN KELLER’S TEACHER
  • HELEN KELLER
  • MISSED CONNECTIONS
  • SING’ N SIGN HOLIDAY TIME BOOK AND VIDEO
  • LEGAL RIGHTS: THE GUIDE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE
  • TRAIN GO SORRY – INSIDE A DEAF WORLD
  • DEAF CULTURE BEHIND BARS
  • SOUND IDEAS – MANAGING YOUR HEARING LOSS
  • SIGN LANGUAGE MADE SIMPLE
  • LEARNING TO SIGN IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
  • BEYOND SILENCE (VIDEO TAPE)

A WORLD OF KNOWING: A STORY ABOUT THOMAS HOPKINS GALLAUDET

Board Members

President:
Kathy Hartman
VP, Administration and Policy:
Lou Migliarino
VP, Programs and Services:
Russell McVaugh
Treasurer:
Bob Ullman
Secretary:
Suzanne Palmer

Pastor Jeanne Beadle
Barbara Hartman
Josephine Nelson
Kathy Rearden
AbbySue Schappell
Valerie Selig
Nancy Wolfgang

Staff

Executive Director:
Kandy Reyes
Assistant to the Executive Director:
Sarah Besterman
Programs & Services Coordinator:
Elizabeth Setley, CT
Administrative Assistant:
Cindy Capwell
Client Consultant:
Lori Fisher
Receptionist:
Betty Setley
Audiometric Technician:
Betsy Montalvo
Accountant:
Joseph M. Oros
Janitress:
Rita Kutzer

  

 
 

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