Correct Terminology

When it comes to terminology, it's impossible to create a definitive rule that is acceptable to everyone. In most cases, an appropriate label depends on how the person identifies him/herself, rather than a specific degree of hearing loss. It is preferable to use a specific term - Deaf, deaf, or hard of hearing.


Deaf (with a capital "D")


deaf (with a lowercase "d")


Hard of Hearing


Hearing Impaired




Contact Information

Hope Community Resources, Inc.
3500 E. 20th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Telephone (Voice): 907-433-4778
Videophone: 907-268-4416
Fax: 907-272-8807
Deaf Navigator is a program run by Hope Community Resources, funded via a grant provided by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.