Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre

Nanaimo Voice: 250.753.0999
Other Telephone: 
Nanaimo TTY: 250.753.0977 1.877.424.3323
Toll-Free Phone: 
Nanimo 1.877.424.3323
Nanaimo Fax: 250.753.9601

nanaimo [at] idhhc [dot] ca

Advocacy Description: 

The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) provides services and support for:

  • Deaf individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary means of communication and are often broadly referred to as the 'Deaf Community'.
  • Families with Deaf or hard of hearing members.
  • Late Deafened individuals who have lost their hearing late in life, who are not helped by hearing aids, and have minimal or no lip-reading or sign language skills and whose only means of receptive communication is written language.
  • Hard of Hearing individuals including those who are forced to adjust their lives to accommodate a growing or sudden hearing loss.
  • Hearing individuals/groups who require information and training regarding hearing loss and deafness.

Services include interpreters and captionists available through the referral service at IDHHC on a cost recovery basis.
Examples include:
•Medical Services
•Legal Services
•Government Services
•Employment Support
•Educational Programs


Nanaimo Office
#67-B Skinner St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G9