Deaf Awareness for the General Public - Hearing and Speech Agency

Deaf Awareness for the General Public

Deaf Awareness Workshops

HASA has an abiding commitment to improve the community's understanding of the deaf and hard of hearing and to deliver programs that meet their communication needs.

  • Ensure that qualified interpreters are available for each interpreting situation to sustain those services.
  • Inform public and private agencies, businesses, and organizations of equal access requirements for individuals with disabilities.
  • Stress the importance of clear, accurate communication between deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

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Grand Rounds

HASA Interpreters Explain the Art of Working with a Deaf Patient through an Interpreter

HASA teams are available to Maryland hospitals for Grand Rounds to teach physicians embarking on their careers what to expect and what to do when a deaf patient requests an interpreter. Although the process sounds simple, it is very helpful to “see it in action” and understand the “Dos and Don’ts” of working with a deaf patient and his or her interpreter.

We recommend scheduling one of our half-hour demonstrations to show residents and medical students how to be most effective in an interpreted situation and what would constitute high-quality bedside manner with a member of the deaf community.

For more information or to schedule a Grand Rounds demonstration, please contact The Hearing and Speech Agency’s Centralized Interpreter Referral Service: 410-318-6780.

Hearing and Speech AgencyHarry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 410.318.6780