Education.  Advocacy.  Community.

Welcome to DHHC!

The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) is a non-profit organization in southwest Florida that provides Sign Language Interpreting ServicesFTRI Telephone Equipment Loans, Community Education, AdvocacyFamily ServicesJob Assistance, and Information/Referral Services and more. 


Since 1983, the staff and board of the DHHC have worked every day to empower Southwest Florida's deaf and hard or hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy, and community involvement. Please 
contact us with your questions. Thank you for supporting the DHHC!   


We at the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center would like to acknowledge  Jim and Lois Coyer Smith for their generous donation of $400.00, in loving memory of Lois’ mother; Marie E. Coyer.  Marie was 98 years old when she passed on March 19th, 2015.  Marie was deaf for 75 years and legally blind for the last seven years. 

We thank you for your generous donation.

Dianna Druding, Executive Director

Staff and Board of Directors 

The Deaf Service Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center) is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a registered not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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