Our mission is to prevent poor hearing health.
Our programs are available for individuals that reside in the Richmond and the surrounding areas.
We would like to thank everyone for participating in Our virtual townhall meeting: Addressing Concerns with Effective Communication for Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing Virginians During COVID-19. The use of Video Relay Interpretation, Sign Language Interpreters and Personal Support Personnel at Testing Sites,Hospitals and Health Facilities
Questions that were provided from participants included: ( the answer to the questions are in blue)
Since each medical facility is different, the time it will take for a tactile interpreter to show up to the ER will vary. If possible, contact the medical facility prior to arriving and let them know what you need.
The individual that utilizes VRI should express any problems and concerns to the hospitals or medical facility supplying the service. Individuals should let the hospital know what they need, especailly, if they can be notified prior to the visit.
following the bill, HB 1156 by Del Orrick. im seeing a few changes over the time,, like SVI,, term.
The Townhall meeting was focused around communication during COVID-19. It is recommended that more exploration outside of Here2Hear is required to answer this question.
A community organization making a difference.
Helping Everyone in the Community with Access to Improved Hearing Health.
HERE2HEAR is a 501 (c3) charitable organization that provides a host of free services and programs related to hearing healthcare for children and adults in the Richmond and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to prevent poor hearing health.
For those in need
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COVID - 19 ALERT
As a result of COVID -19, our office is closed to the public and programs have ceased. That doesn"t stop us from assisting the community. We are still available. Please feel free to email, text or call us if you need assistance to include resources.