Why does New Hampshire need services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people?
Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in New Hampshire face barriers at many levels, including education, health care, government services, and employment. The barriers exist because of a lack of access to communication, and a lack of services aimed directly at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. These deficits combined cause the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population to be at risk as a result of limited education, unemployment and underemployment. NDHHS seeks to fill these gaps in services by providing interpreter and CART referral, case management, adult education, community education, advocacy, and employment support.