Information & Referral

RICDHH provides direct services in its operation of an Information and Referral Program, consisting of a clearinghouse of information on all topics related to hearing loss, a lending library of books, videotapes, and DVDs, and an equipment lending program for assistive technology. Whether individuals are new to hearing loss, relocating to Rhode Island and want to know about services available for deaf and hard of hearing people, or looking for resources for parents with deaf and hard of hearing children, the Information and Referral Program is here to provide you with the information that you need.  Topics include but not limited to:

  • Advocacy and Legal Rights
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
  • Communication Assisted Real-time Translation (CART)
  • Cochlear Implants (CI)
  • Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RICDHH)
  • Community Organizations
  • Deaf Community (Calendar & Events)
  • Deaf Education
  • Emergency Communications
  • Employment
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Healthcare & Medical services
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Loss (and New to Hearing Loss)
  • Legal services
  • Legislation & Public Policy
  • Mental Health
  • Needs Assessment (American with Disabilities Act)
  • New to Rhode Island
  • Parent Resources
  • Places of Worship
  • Public Communication Access
  • Resources Directories
  • Local (inside of RI)
  • National (outside of RI)
  • Senior Citizens
  • Sign Language Interpreters & Certified Deaf Interpreters
  • State of Rhode Island Government services
  • Support Living (Independent Living)
  • Telephone & Telecommunications services
  • Training & Workshops
  • Travel & Tourism