Late Deafened Adults

If you are an adult who has become deaf, we encourage you to contact your Audiologist for a treatment plan. We also encourage you to contact your state agency for vocational and other assistance. You may wish to connect with self-help groups. You may also find information about the Auditory Brainstem Implant to be helpful. We have included information about each area below.

 

State Agencies

MASSACHUSETTS

Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
One Ashburton Place
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Case Management
150 Mount Vernon Street, Fifth Floor
Dorchester MA 02125
1-800-882-1155

 NEW HAMPSHIRE

Northeast Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH 03301
603-224-1850 (Voice)
603-224-0691 (TTY)
603-856-0242 (Fax)
Video Phone (VP): 63.131.36.210 or 603-224-1850

Susan Wolf-Downes Executive Director Ext. 201
VP:603-224-1850
IP:63.131.36.210
603-224-0207
IP:63.131.36.206

VERMONT

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Administrative Offices
Weeks 1A, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2303
802-241-4155 (tty)
802-241-2186 (voice/tty)
802-241-3359 (fax)

Burlington:
802-652-6856 (tty)
802-863-7505 (voice)
866-371-6920 (video phone/relay)
1-888-645-2511 (toll-free)
FAX: 802-863-7515

Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCDs)
William (Bill) Hudson:
Senior Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
email him

MAINE
Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened
Providing services to the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Late-Deafened people of Maine.

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
1-888-755-0023 TTY (Toll Free)
207-623-7998 TTY
207-623-7958 Voice
207-287-5292 FAX

John Shattuck, Director
Nancy Melanson, Assistant to the Director
For information about the Division's services, please e-mail.

Helpful Links

Association of Late-Deafened Adults
ALDA Inc.
8038 Macintosh Lane, Rockford Illinois, 61107
Phone 815-332-1515
Email

Acoustic Neuroma Association
600 Peachtree Parkway
Suite 108
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-205-8211
FAX: 770-205-0239

ANA MASSACHUSETTS
Leader: Donna Cognac
978-358-8111
Email

Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) information
 

FDA Information on ABI 

Information Sheet on the ABI (PDF)

Wilson ABI Program at Mass. Eye and Ear

Dr. Dan Lee, Mass. Eye and Ear.