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Loudoun Services for Deaf Residents and Hearing Impaired

Thursday, February 14, 2008

NVRC information excerpted from Loudoun County Information Section.

Joan Cassidy, Loudoun County Outreach Specialist

Joan serves the residents of Loudoun County in a number of ways; providing support groups, exhibiting at fairs, answering questions one-on-one, and advocating for better access and movie captions.  For more information for you or your business, organization or health care facility, call Joan at 703-444-0101 (Voice) or 703-430-2906(TTY) or email Joan Cassidy.   (See Joan’s monthly schedule.)

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS and other authorities estimate that between 8.8% and 10% of the population is deaf or hard of hearing.  We think that for the Northern Virginia Metro Area it is probably closer to 10% because of the number of military personnel, the high levels of everyday exposure to noise, and the aging of the population. 

The current estimate for Loudoun County is 25,550 people with hearing loss.

Loudoun Association for Children with Hearing Loss (LACHL)

LACHL’s mission is to strengthen and support families of deaf/hard of hearing infants and school-aged children in Loudoun County, VA.  We accomplish our mission by hosting monthly meetings to host networking opportunities among families and professionals.  In addition, we offer educational speakers at many of our meetings.  The LACHL meetings take place the 2nd Friday of every month from September – May.  Meetings are held at the Leesburg Executive Airport, 3rd floor conference room, beginning at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is welcomed to attend.  Refreshments and light snacks are provided.  If you would like to be included on the LACHL email distribution list for upcoming meeting notices and other pertinent items of interest, please send an email to

You can talk to Joan Cassidy in person at any of these locations each month.

 Ashburn Library, AshburnFirst Sunday:   1 pm to 3 pm  Cascades Senior Center, SterlingThird Thursday:  10 am to 2 pm
 Leesburg Senior Center, Depot Court, LeesburgFirst Wednesday:  10 am to 12 noon  Leesburg Social Services, Leesburg
102 Heritage Way (tall red brick office bldg near Walmart
Fourth Thursday:  10 am to 1 pm
 Purcellville Library, PurcellvilleSecond Tuesday:  11 am to 2 pm Support Group for Hearing Loss or TinnitusFirst Friday:  2 pm

Cascades Senior Center, Sterling