Employment Services for Deaf Persons or People who are Hard of Hearing

What is the purpose of this service?

We help individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, late deafened, or deafblind find jobs, get ready to go to work, or obtain services to meet their needs. We serve as a resource to professionals, state agencies, community organizations, and the public, providing information related to employment, training, and accommodations for persons who have a hearing loss.

Who can receive these services?

We serve people with a hearing loss, including individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, late deafened, or deafblind.

What services are offered?

Our Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf are trained to provide personalized services to individuals who have a hearing loss.

We provide:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation services
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Assistance with training and technology
  • Resources related to hearing loss
  • Information and referral
  • Interpreter resources and guidelines
  • In-service training
  • Advocacy

How to apply?

Use the online Rehabilitation Services Web Referral to refer yourself or someone else for services.

We provide services in 47 local offices located in communities throughout the state. Use the DHS Office Locator and search for Rehabilitation Services to find the nearest local office or call toll-free: (800) 843-6154 (Voice, English or Español) or (866) 324-5553 (TTY).