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Tyler Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center (TDHHC)

TDHHC began in 2012 when a local group met to discuss the possibility of starting a deaf center. There was no location in the Tyler area where individuals who are deaf could meet for activities, fellowship and services. That meeting led to the formation of Tyler Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center. The vision of TDHHC is to offer a comprehensive group of services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. This includes interpreter services, after-school and summer programs for children, senior citizen programs, sign language classes, adult literacy classes and more.

Our interpreter services have become well established in the community offering much needed services for deaf individuals. In fact, we continue to recruit additional well qualified/certified interpreters. We have made it easier for entities- like doctor’s offices, hospitals and attorneys to comply with ADA regulations that prohibit exclusivity by offering interpreter services at predictable simple rates with a simple agreement. Entities can feel confident they can offer their deaf consumers qualified certified interpreters without extra expense based on the interpreter’s level of certification. This allows TDHHC to be any entity’s “insurance” or “back-up plan” even if they use other agencies’ services.

TDHHC is continually exploring opportunities to offer other programs for the deaf and hard of hearing community, such as, our Senior Citizen coordinator offers monthly activities for our seniors and local city and community libraries have begun to offer Children’s reading programs that are interpreted.

Donations are greatly appreciated since the center is fully dependent on support from individual donations, fund raisers or corporate donations.


TDHHC is organized exclusively for charitable services and educational purpose for the deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind community in East Texas.


TDHHC is a "deaf-friendly one-stop shop." Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind related services are accessible in one location serving individuals in East Texas.

SL-R: Monica McCullough, Susie Grona-VP, Stephanie Deibert-Sec, Lonny McKinzie, Scott Whitney, Scott Spillyards, Chris Detkos-Pres

L-R: Randy Baker-VP, Alana Husband-Pres, Kathy Westberry-Sec

Brenda Toney, Interpreter Coordinator

Upcoming Events

Dec 4 2021 - 5p Deaf Chat Tyler
Dec 17, 2021 - 6:30p Deaf Chat Lindale
Jan 1, 2022 - 5p Deaf Chat Tyler
Jan 21, 2022 - 6:30p Deaf Chat Lindale

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From interpreter services to adult literacy classes, we provide for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals as well as the community.

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