Deaf Support Services in Urban Areas

The basis of this paper is to address the lack of hearing services provided for the deaf and hard of hearing population within rural and urban areas. Thus far, research is insufficient in adequately addressing the hearing needs as the Deaf community is often overlooked in a dominant hearing culture. By examining the limitations in the literature and evaluating the data set, the researchers strive to assess the Deaf community's level of need in order to demonstrate the significant demand for services and supports present day. The purpose of the research is to increase awareness; bridge the gap in communication between the deaf and hearing community; and provide information on the need for funding for this population due to lack of services.