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The New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH) is the principal state agency established by New Jersey Law (PL 1977, C. 166) on behalf of people of all ages who are deaf and hard of hearing. The division provides education, advocacy and direct services to eliminate barriers and promote increased accessibility to programs, services, and information routinely available to the state’s general population.
DIVISION BUDGET: $1,000,000 (state funds)
There are about 850,000 New Jersey residents with varying degrees of hearing loss ranging from mild to profound. This includes individuals who are born deaf and people who encounter late-stage hearing loss.
DDHH maintains up-to-date and constructive resources on hearing loss including communication access referral services, technical assistance, equipment distribution, stakeholder communications and advocacy.
DIRECTOR: David Alexander
DIVISION STAFF: 9
Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
New Jersey Department of Human Services
PO Box 074
Trenton, NJ 08625-0074
800-792-8339 V/TTY toll free in New Jersey
609- 503-4862 VP