The goal of the Hear Fayette Program is to connect people with people especially those with hearing loss. 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 for hearing impairment and deafness

Hear Fayette Program volunteers are persons with hearing loss who help others with hearing impairments or deafness.

The Hear Fayette Program does:

Serve 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 (ATLL)
  • Provide and help with applications to receive free phones for persons with hearing, visual, or mobility limitations. (TDDP)

Great News! For those who wish to purchase 

  • assistive listening devices,
  • TV ears,
  • phones,
  • magnifiers,
  • smoke alarms,
  • clocks,
  • or any other fine product online at ATS Resources,

the Hear Fayette Program of St. Vincent de Paul will benefit each time you mention “Hear Fayette.” When you order, in the section “how you heard about ATS” or comments section on your order, just type “Hear Fayette.” 

Provide 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.   

Speak to health care organizations, human service agencies, church, and community groups about hearing loss. Presentations are short, humorous, and informational. Call Cathy Zimmerman 724-736-2000 to schedule a speaker.   

Attend health fairs and community events providing the latest, authentic information about hearing loss.   

Teach sign language lessons and practice every Saturday 12:30 to 1:30 providing the basic signs of American Sign Language and other related sign languages. Practice each week enables persons to retain their knowledge.   

Provide information about government agencies that assist persons with hearing problems. Collaborate with human service agencies to share information and assistance.   

Serve as Fayette County’s program that specifically serves 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 and Saturdays from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.  Phone 724-439-1780 and leave a message or phone 724-736-2000 or email at hearfayette@gmail.com   

Read about the successful Hear Fayette Conference by clicking here or to see or add photos or comments regarding the conference click here.   

To find information about upcoming events for Hear Fayette and the other programs and stores of St. Vincent de Paul click upcoming events here or go to the About Us > Event tab.   

To watch a video of Cathy Zimmerman explaining the Hear Fayette program click here.   

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