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Who is DHA?

We are Deaf & Hear Alberta.

We want a world free of communication barriers for the Deaf and hard of hearing for we believe that communication is a basic human right.

We envision a society where the hearing population understands, accepts and embraces the Deaf and hard of hearing.


Deaf & Hear Alberta offers programs and services for Deaf and hard of hearing.


Virtual/video remote interpretation for your appointments, meetings and interviews


We offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date selection of equipment currently available on the market.


Emergencies that occur Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Except Holidays) – please contact a booking coordinator –

After Hours EMERGENCY Contact Phone: 866-471-2805 (Ext 1)

Calgary Area (Voice/Text): 403-800-5508

Edmonton Area (Voice/Text): 780-800-5514

Wide variety of programming available.

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DHA offers a full array of classes aimed at understanding hearing loss as well as American Sign Language courses for individuals, groups and organizations.

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Deaf & Hear Alberta


provides English – American Sign Language interpreting.
information and answers to navigate systems or find resources for those who are Deaf.
courses offered at all levels to anyone wishing to learn the beauty and nuances of this visual language.
mental health support is available from several providers who conduct counselling in American Sign Language.
educational courses that demystify hearing loss, offering information about tools, strategies and coping skills for those with a hearing loss.
matches adults dealing with the challenges of hearing loss, with someone who has walked a similar path and now wants to offer support.
up to $2,000 will be awarded annually to be applied to an educational program.
if you have reached a roadblock, and don’t know which way to turn, come and talk to us!

Here is an update on our VRI On Demand. To sign up, email
VRI On Demand Update -

Read our latest blog post on the risks of social isolation during Covid-19.

Try VRI by DHA On Demand for all Albertans! It’s like having an interpreter in your pocket. Albertans have access to local, qualified interpreters with the click of a button. Sign up today by emailing

Read our latest blog post about Covid-19 and how it affects people who are Deaf or with hearing loss.

In response to the current surge in Covid-19 cases, we remain open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you need to access our programs or services, please phone, fax, or text 403-284-6200 or email

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