Communication Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

CCDHH is a community service center providing a range of services for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Services are provided under contract with Federal and State Government Agencies, Businesses, Industries, Hospitals, Service Agencies, Courts and Individuals who are in need of assistance in communicating with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are not billed for interpreting services.

Communication Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
2243 Eddie Williams Road Suite B
Johnson City, Tennessee, 37601

Phone and Hours if needed/available
Main: 423-434-0447
TDD: 423-434-0448
Sorenson: 423-218-1215

M-F 8-5


CCDHH interpreters adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of ethics and provide certified interpreters when available. Interpretating and community services for the deaf or hard of hearing in 11 Tennessee counties: Carter, Claibourne, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.

Individuals are provided assistance for various personal settings including social and medical. CCDHH can help make referrals and network for more intensive specialized services or community resources including job placement, mental health counseling, audiologists or psychologists.

  • Interpreting Services
  • American Sign Language Classes
  • Information & Referral
  • Public Awareness / Outreach
  • Advocacy
  • Client Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

CCDHH is here to help businesses comply with Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by providing interpreting services for employees who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

This program is funded in part by the Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services.


Emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A staff interpreter is available to interpret for emergency situations when a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual is involved.
Sign Language Classes: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes in American Sign Language (ASL) are offered. Lesson plans focus on vocabulary skills structure, fingerspelling and deaf culture.
Public Awareness / Outreach: CCDHH provides speakers for manual or verbal communication to promote awareness and education. Public events and media interpretations are also provided to increase public awareness.


Advocacy that includes public speaking and information can help the community understand the communication barriers that can occur. CCDHH is working to promote accessibility by providing public awareness that can help eliminate these obstacles.


CCDHH can address issues including the rights of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing under ADA, Deaf awareness issues, and various topics of interest to the Deaf community.
Technical Assistance: Consultations are offered on technology, providing TTY training and making places more accessible for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing.