Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
DBHDID works with the community mental health center (CMHC) system and state facilities to make sure that people have the help they need for mental health, substance use, and developmental or intellectual disabilities.
Did you know that over 700,000 people in Kentucky have some degree of hearing loss? Learn more about the number served in the CMHC system and efforts to provide quality services by clicking on the links below.
Each individual with hearing loss is different. Effective communication must be established with the individual's input. Language access may include a sign language interpreter, adaptive equipment, amplification, or other auxiliary aids and services.
DHBHDID offers an Enhanced Access program to reimburse community mental health centers for costs associated with providing these services. The links below give more information on DBHDID funding for language access.