Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Disability in Action

General Information
Description of ServiceProvides assistance to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Offers information on assistive technology and various ways deaf and hard of hearing can use the telephone. Demonstrates listening and alerting devices. Assists in accessing services from state and local government agencies and service organizations. Provides a certificate that verifies hearing loss for a tuition waiver at state-supported post-secondary schools in Texas. Workshops and seminars with a focus on independent living are also available.
LocationWest Central
Geographical AreaArcher, Baylor, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Comanche, Cottle, Eastland, Fisher, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young
Facility/ADA AccessLocation is accessible to people with disabilities
Intake ProcedureCall for appointment, walk-ins accepted
Intake RequirementsNone
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityA person with a loss of hearing
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNone
Hours of Operation Mon - Thur 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Ms. Katherine Ballard
Contact's Position Advocate Specialist
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 317 N Willis ST
Physical Site City, State, Zip Abilene, TX 79603-6979
Main Phone 325-455-1074
Hotline Phone 888-672-5460
TDD Phone 325-672-5460
Fax 325-672-2903
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Disability in Action
Affiliated Program: Disability in Action
This Service: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Advocacy (FP-0500)
Alerting Devices (LH-0600.3000-030)
Assistive Listening Devices (LH-0600.3000-050)
Deafness (YF-3200.1700)
Hard of Hearing (YF-3200.3000)
Independent Living Skills Instruction (LR-3200)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)
Specialized Telecommunications Equipment (LH-0600.8180)
Tuition Assistance (HL-8000.8500)