Deaf and Emergency Responders

Helping First Responders to assist the Deaf during and Emergency

Helping to communicate with the Deaf is important for First Responders

Deafness is not “one size fits all”.  And, not all Deaf people have the same approach to language and any kind of amplification , such as hearing aids. In fact, many Deaf people opt not to wear amplification and others may choose not to learn sign language. The American Speech and Hearing  Association offers much information about diagnosis and assistance for those who may be suspected of having a hearing loss / deaf.  (

Children with Deafness and significant Hearing Loss are eligible for special education under the classification of DEAF / Hearing Impaired.  Read more about educational and legal issues surrounding Deaf Education here: