Communication Lab

Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California communication lab

Communication Lab

At the Hearing and Speech Center, our Community Learning Lab offers resources to improve your ability to connect with their world. Visitors can access group activities, like classes and presentations, meet with a counselor for help with assistive devices, or work independently with our computer lab and lending library. In addition to providing a hub of resources, the learning center is a community space.

Computer Lab

  • Find and access aural rehabilitation software and help learning how to use it.
  • Video relay system for people who use sign language
  • For youth, practice with high school exit exam software
  • Attend workshops for various communication software programs, or sign up for time slots to work on your own.

Lending Library

Our lending library is available for families and for adults to encourage independent research and learning. The library includes books, academic journals, children’s books and language development activities specific to the needs of children with hearing loss and games that foster language communication skills. Counselors can help you find helpful books.

Technology Resource Center

Our technology resource center offers the chance to try out various types of technology, with the help of a counselor who can help them find the right kind of devices for your needs. Some items are available for purchase. The resource center includes home alert systems (doorbell, phone, smoke alarms, etc.), alarm clocks, and Assistive Listening Devices such as pocket talkers.

Classes and Presentations

The Hearing and Speech Center provides classes and presentations on communication topics by our professional staff and invited guests. Click here to find out about our Hear U classes.

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