The CDC (2017) has indicated that 1 in 4 Americans has hearing loss. Using the National Center for Health Statistics (2017) formula from the Gallaudet Research Institute, the number of individuals who are living with hearing loss in the state of Oregon is approximately 1,064,021, and 4,043 of them use sign language to communicate.

In 2021, we became the first and only culturally specific and responsive nonprofit organization in Oregon to provide advocacy and accompaniment services to individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing victims and survivors in their heritage languages.


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