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: Serves 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)

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 begin at 10 a.m. and practice sessions begin 11:15 a.m. every Saturday 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 2:30 p.m.  Phone 724-439-1780 and leave a message or phone 724-736-2000 or email at

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

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

To learn about the Highway Hearing Safety project for drivers,

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