Welcome to the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
Welcome to the web site of the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc.(HDS) and its branch office, HDS-Westmoreland, a non-profit agency in continuous operation since 1921. Our professional staff provides a wide range of services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired. You are invited to call for information or an appointment. Our telephone number is (412) 281-1375(V/TTY). View or download our brochure HDS Brochure.
American Sign Language (ASL) Classes
Always be willing to learn something new!
Want to learn how to communicate in sign language with your deaf friends, co-workers, patients, clients... at least the basics? Then this is the place to start! We'll give you 8 weeks of the basic signs you'll need to get started to be able to communicate in American Sign Language. ASL 1 at Work - Your business picks the day, time, and starting date. We come to you!
New 8-week session for ASL 1, ASL 2, and ASL 3
begins the first week of January 2015.
Register by Monday, January 5, 2015.
Class Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25
ASL Winter 2015 Class Registration Form
Westmoreland County Office
ASL 2015 HDSW Classes
New 8 week classes for ASL Beginning I and ASL Beginning II
will be announced.
First Sunday of the Month
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Drop-in tours are free with museum admission.
Meet in front of the museum store.
Click Here for more Info
HDS' mission & Vision statements
HDS' Mission is to provide a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services designed to address problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and serve as an information and referral source for this population and the general public. The vision of HDS' staff is to be caring professionals serving persons who are deaf or hard of hearing with excellence, dignity and trust.