Your local Lion's Club may be able to provide financial assistance, or help procure refurbished hearing aids, through the Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation. You can visit the New Hampshire Lion's Club general website
for your local club's contact information. If you'd prefer to call, the number for Concord is 603-224-2517 and Manchester is 603-626-5372.
While those are the two most common avenues for financial aid, we also maintain a more comprehensive list that you can access here.
If you come across any other financial aid options, find errors on this
document please let us know or can't access the document, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Where can I take ASL classes in, or near, New Hampshire?
If you're looking for ASL classes for a child either aged 0-3 or school-aged, then you may be a candidate for our Family Sign Language Program.
NDHHS will also run basic ASL introduction classes if demand allows it. If we will be offering a course soon, more information will be linked here.
We also try to maintain a full listing of in-state ASL classes along with some nearby and online resources.Click herefor a copy of our current resource list. As always, your feedback and assistance in helping us keep this resource up-to-date is crucial.
4. Where do I purchase assistive technology and is there financial help to pay for it?
While you're welcome to see some of the equipment we have on display such as pocket talkers, we don't actually sell equipment here. We recommend Harris Communications
for purchasing assistive technology.
For financial assistance, the Harry Gregg Foundation
is a great resource. If you rent from a landlord, they are responsible for providing the necessary signalers/adaptations related to emergency equipment like smoke detectors.
7. Where can I find mental health services specifically for Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals?
We generally recommend Greater Nashua Mental Health Center's Deaf Services
division. If you find this is not the right fit for you, please contact our front desk
and we may be able to make additional referrals.
9. Does NDHHS have an audiologist on staff, perform hearing tests or sell hearing aids?
We don't provide these services at our organization. However, we do recommend finding a qualified audiologist
for hearing aid tests and fittings. HLAA.org
provides a great hearing aid checklist here. For a list of offices that accept Medicaid, click here.
10. We're in need of a variety of different services and we don't know where to start. What do we do?
Sometimes one resource or referral isn't enough to get a clear picture of what services a person needs or qualifies for. We may request that you submit an intake formto help us get a better idea of how we can help you. We will review your form and may ask for a meeting to evaluate your needs. Intake formscan be sent to our front desk by mail or via email at email@example.com.