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The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education serves all children ages birth through school exit who reside in Indiana.  The Center provides assessment, services, information and recommendations related to communication, language development, and education of deaf and hard of hearing children, following children across time with parent permission.  The Center also works with early intervention programs and schools for positive long-term outcomes.

The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education was established through Indiana Code 20-35-11 by the Indiana General Assembly.   Through the Center, the Indiana State Department of Health works with families and professionals to ensure that children receive important follow-up and other services.

Available Services:

  • Audiology
  • Family Support
  • Early Intervention
  • Educational Consultations
  • School Program Reviews
  • Teacher of Record (TOR) Services
  • Multidisciplinary Assessments (Psycho-Educational, Languae/Communication, Social/Developmental, Grossmotor, Finemotor and Sensory functions as needed.)
  • Technical Assistance (e.g. IEP support, educational interpreting consultation, observations)
  • Transition Assistance (Part C to Part B and Post-Secondary)


Click here for an important announcement about expanded eligibility for hearing aids through the HAAPI program: HAPPI

Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education

Family Online Chat Group:  First Friday of Each Month  
Join us from any internet-capable device on the First Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    To join the chat, visit our Facebook page at, and click the posted link. 

Questions?  Contact:;  317-232-2826.

Parent and Child Playgroup: Typically the first Saturday of Each Month. Schedule and locations change on a monthly basis - be sure to check with Kjari Newell for the most current information.

Come together to meet with other families who are raising a deaf or hard of hearing infant or toddler, ask questions, and of course, have fun! All family members and friends involved in your child's life are welcome.

Contact Kjari Newell for more information at; 317-232-0960.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to RSVP in advance so that you can receive notice about any changes to the schedule or cancellations. RSVP to Kjari Newell by Wednesday the week you wish to attend.; 317-232-0960. Interpreters provided with one week or more advance notice.