Welcome to the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
The Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc.(HDS), a non-profit agency, has been in continuous operation since 1921. Our professional staff, with offices in Pittsburgh and Greensburg (HDS Westmoreland), provides a wide range of services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have other communication needs. Call for information or an appointment. Our telephone number is (412) 281-1375(V/TTY). View or download our brochure HDS Brochure.
Attention all Westmoreland County Residents
This Commissioner Candidates Forum will be interpreted.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Science Hall Auditorium
Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavillion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697
Westmoreland Candidates Forum
will be held on Saturday,October 3, 2015
at The Mall at Robinson
100 Robinson Center Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205
These participating groups will offer free health screenings:
American HealthCare Group, LLC - flu shots
UPMC Living at Home - blood pressure screening
American Sign Language (ASL) Classes
Want to learn how to communicate in sign language with your deaf friends, co-workers, patients, clients?
This is the place to start! We offer 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!
Fall 2015 ASL Class Registration Now Open
ASL Fall 2015 Class Registration Form
Fall ASL classes will begin September 30, 2015 in Pittsburgh.
Registration now open for Pittsburgh location classes.
HDS Westmoreland, Greensburg, PA
ASL Fall 2015 HDSW Class
Fall ASL classes will begin the week of September 28, 2015.
Registration now open for Greensburg location classes.
Carnegie Museum Interpreted Tours
ASL interpretation is provided the first Saturday of each month.
Free, daily drop-in tours are available with museum admission.
Tour topics change seasonally and with new exhibitions.
No two tours are ever exactly alike.
Groups meet outside of the CMOA Design Store.
Tour de Force: Works from the Collection
Daily, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Mission & Vision statements
Our mission is to provide a diverse and affordable program of quality diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services to meet the unique challenges of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing, or have other communication needs, and to serve as an information and referral source for these populations and the general public.
The vision of HDS staff is to be caring professionals serving people with excellence, dignity, and trust.