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RELEASE: August 14, 2007

New Directory of Organizations Serving People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
TRENTON The New Jersey Department of Human Service's (DHS) Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH) has issued its thirteenth edition of Organizations Serving People with Hearing Loss in New Jersey . The directory is being sent to the 8,200 readers who are subscribers to the DDHH Monthly Communicator newsletter and is available online at: or by calling DDHH at 609-984-7281 V/TTY or 609-984-7283 Videophone.

“This directory is a comprehensive guide to locating New Jersey organizations that provide vital services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers,” said DHS Commissioner Jennifer Velez . “The Department of Human Services is proud to provide this resource guide to our state's residents with hearing loss.”

This 80-page guide provides consumer information; audiologists, hearing and speech services; children services; educational services; deaf-blind information and services; employment social services; counseling and mental health services; legal services; recreation programs; religious organizations; technology and listening assistance; and communication access and services. Several resources outside of the state are also included that are resources to state residents.

“One of the most critical needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community is access to information about available services,” said DDHH Acting Director Ira C. Hock. “This publication has grown over the years with the input and feedback of consumers and colleagues to become a valuable resource.”

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