St Vincent de Paul Society

Serving Uniontown and Fayette County, Pennsylvania

About Hear Fayette

The goal of the Hear Fayette Program is to connect people with people, especially those with hearing loss. Hear Fayette is an advocate and provides assistance to the Deaf Community.

Hear Fayette Program is the place to learn about, complain about, and do something about the problems of living with hearing loss. It's for people who can't hear well and for their families, friends, coworkers, and everyone else.

Hear Fayette Program volunteers are always ready to help others with hearing impairments or deafness. Some say they are hearing impaired; others say they are deaf and lost their hearing later in life; others say they are Deaf and of the Deaf Culture. Some volunteers hear very well!

The Hear Fayette Program has assistive listening devices available at equal or better pricing than advertised online. Some products are TV Listening Devices, Assistive Listening Devices such as PocketTalkers, extra loud alarm clocks, baby monitors and more.

Hear Fayette ...

Serves as as a Volunteer Center for Pennsylvania Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) Telecommunications Device Distribution Program (TDDP) and Assistive Technology Lending Library (ATLL).

  • Demonstrate and lend phones and assistive devices through the Lending Library program
  • Provide and help with applications to receive free phones for persons with hearing, visual, or mobility limitations

Provides assistance for applications to Hear Now, a program of the Starkey Foundation that provides hearing aids to eligible persons ($125 application fee for each hearing aid), otherwise the devices are cost free.

Speaks to health care organizations, human service agencies, church, and community groups about hearing loss. Presentations are short, humorous, and informational. Call 724-439-9188 to schedule a speaker.

Hear Fayette volunteers reach out and educate through attendance at health fairs and community events providing the latest, authentic information about hearing loss.

Sign Language is taught and practiced. There is class for Beginners, one for persons with basic knowledge, an American Sign Language Structure Class, and practice sessions. Email to hearfayette@gmail.com or find information and photos on Facebook

Hear Fayette provides information and referrals to government agencies that assist persons with hearing problems and collaborates with human service agencies to share information and assistance.

Serves as Fayette County's program that specifically assists persons with hearing loss and those who are Deaf. Hear Fayette's home is the Samaritan's Well building at 90 N. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, PA, beside the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Staff are there on Thursdays 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Hear Fayette is listed as a resource on the Office of Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

Hear Fayette volunteers began the Highway Hearing Safety project and designed and produced visor cards for drivers who cannot hear. The visor card attaches to the driver's sun visor and is turned to the driver window to let the police officer know the driver cannot hear well. Over 3000 visor cards have been distributed since 2012. Learn about the Highway Hearing Safety project for drivers.

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For information about our programs and services, please phone 724-439-9188 or email hearfayette@gmail.com