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Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

Human Services

Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

Information/services on hearing, hearing loss, hearing conservation, deafness. Loan of hearing aids.


Provides information and referral on hearing, hearing loss assessment and hearing conservation. Services include information and referral, audiological counseling, social work and mental health services, and individual and group counseling for hard of hearing and deaf people and their families. Provides counseling for those living with hearing loss. Provides social/developmental activities for children and youth. Speakers and literature are available (some materials in languages other than English). Offers outreach services to schools and senior centers including hearing screenings by professionals. Assistive Devices are available for demonstration and sale. Formerly known as Hearing Society for the Bay Area.


Public Transit:

MUNI stops within 1 block.
1234 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 37.7810729 -122.4389 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income for counseling or classes. Cash, checks, credit cards and private insurance accepted.


Hard of hearing and deaf persons and their families, and friends, or same with speech impairment


Deafness or hearing loss in self, family, friend, or same with speech impairment

How to Apply:

Apply by phone, mail, email, TTY.

Service Wait Estimate:

Varies according to service.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County