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Looking for more in-depth information? You’ve come to the right place! DHHSD offers several ways you can learn more: educational videos, in-person training and online training. Read more below.

Educational videos

Educational videos are a great resource to learn more about topics such as the experiences of people who are deaf and hard of hearing, why it is important to address hearing loss, and tips for communicating on the phone with people who are hard of hearing. All videos are closed captioned. To see the educational videos, choose Educational videos from the list of Categories below. 

In-person training

Join others in learning about hearing loss, Deaf culture, communication tips, assistive technology and American Sign Language to connect with your deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing colleague, neighbor, customer, client or family member.
To see our current offerings, choose Training from the list of Categories below.
If you have questions about training, contact us

Online training

The free online training programs offer structured learning to family members, service providers and others. Topics include deafblindness, what mental health practitioners need to know about working with people with hearing loss, what support service providers do, and how to work with support service providers. To see all online training available, choose Online training from the list of Categories below. 

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Vision and Hearing Loss Simulator

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Vision and hearing loss simulator screen, shows two senior women playing cards and the drop down fields to select different types of vision loss and different types of hearing loss.

DHHSD has created a new tool as part of our Supporting Seniors with Vision and Hearing Loss training. The Vision and Hearing Loss Simulator allows you to select from various levels and types of vision and hearing loss, and experience for yourself what that is like in four different settings.

Try the Vision and Hearing Loss Simulator. Note: the simulator does not work using Internet Explorer. Please use another browser.


  1. Choose a setting from across the top of the simulator: Cards, Family, PCA, Yoga. 
  2. Choose a type of vision loss from the lower left corner: normal, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, floaters, diabetic retinopathy, stroke field cut left, stroke field cut right
  3. Choose a type of hearing loss from the lower right corner: normal, mild, moderate, severe, profound, tinnitus: high pitch tone, tinnitus: white noise, tinnitus: squeaking, tinnitus: running water
  4. As you watch and listen to the simulation, adjust the severity scales along the bottom of the Vision Loss type and Hearing Loss type. 
  5. Keep exploring! Try different combinations of hearing and vision loss in the different scenarios. 

Educational video


Vision loss

Hearing loss

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