Aug 222016

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Center


August 2016


Employment Opportunity
DHHSC Outreach Specialist for Lynchburg Area (Part Time)


Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Center (DHHSC) is seeking a professional Outreach Specialist to cover areas in Lynchburg, Martinsville, Danville, South Boston and adjacent counties in Virginia.  Position requires ability to work independently and as a team providing information and referral, home assessments, public awareness training, telecommunication equipment installation and training.

  • Two years or more of college education in a related field desirable
  • Two years or more with human services experience
  • A good understanding of deaf culture
  • Ability to communicate effectively – spoken English, ASL, and in writing
  • Ability to report service related issues and communicate frequently with the DHHSC Executive Director and Virginia Department of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Be able to work with deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, deafblind, speech challenged consumers and willing to be involved in their community events.
  • Have own transportation & willing to travel
  • Be flexible for appointments and assignments, some evenings and weekends, occasional overnight stays
  • Knowledge of ADA and community resources
  • Knowledge of telecommunication devices for the deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, deafblind, and speech challenged
  • Strong organizational, office and computer skills including Microsoft Office, email and videophones
  • Basic knowledge of phone technologies, networking, smart phones, and tablets
  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs of equipment and informational exhibits

Resumes accepted until position filled.

Email resume to:


For more information about DHHSC, see

Mar 032016

Hearing Aid


Just as you can buy $3 reading glasses at the supermarket, you can get a pair of hearing aids for a few hundred dollars online or at a big-box store. But if you’re looking to purchase a custom-fitted, quality pair from an audiologist, you can expect to pay anywhere from about $2,200 to more than $7,000 a pair for devices with the latest tech, such as the ability to wirelessly stream sound from your television and link up to your smartphone.

To read more:


  • Thanks to AARP
Mar 032016


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If you have any questions, please check out the Virginia Board of Elections website for helpful hints at


Link to video about voting.