Hearing Loss in Detroit | Be part of the conversation

Contributed by | Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

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Wheel into Detroit, Michigan’s largest city and birthplace of Motown Records. Nicknamed the Motor City for its deep-rooted ties to the auto industry, Detroit’s 700,000 residents rank first in the nation in potato chip consumption per capita and have more registered bowlers than anywhere else in the United States. Vernor’s ginger ale, the nation’s oldest soda, also originated here.

Undoubtedly, a city with this variety has something for everyone in the family. It’s worth a visit. And, since someone you love may be deaf or have hearing loss, we’ve compiled a list of venues which offer hearing services.

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Ford Field is just one of many
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Art and Culture

In addition to being the birthplace of Motown, Detroit has been cited as the birthplace of techno music. Its theater district is second in size only to New York City.

Museum of Contemporary Art

4454 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, Michigan 48201                                        

Located on Woodward and Garfield between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the non-collecting Museum of Contemporary Art presents “art at the forefront of contemporary culture.” The facility, a former auto dealership, was renovated to accommodate contemporary art. The museum also offers lectures, musical performances, films, literary readings and educational activities for children. The suggested donation for admission is $5, students and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge.

Sign language interpretation is available for lectures and talks upon request. Please contact the museum by email or phone (313-832-6622) for additional information.

Michigan Opera Theatre

1526 Broadway St.

Detroit, Michigan 48226

Housed in the former Capitol Theater, the Detroit Opera House is the fifth largest in the world, seating 4,250 patrons. Legendary performers such as Will Rogers, Louis Armstrong, Betty Hutton, Guy Lombardo and Duke Ellington performed there, as well as many of the rock and roll stars of the 1950s. The location became home to the Michigan Opera in 1988.

Assistive listening devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons can request these devices from an usher or visit the Guest Services desk located in the Vincent Lobby. You will be requested to leave a piece of personal identification while you are using the device.

Sports

Detroit residents love their sports. The city is home to the Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings and Lions — and the site of the country’s first national billiards championship in 1859.

Ford Field

2000 Brush St.

Detroit, Michigan 48226

You may know Ford Field as home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions, but did you also know the multi-event, 65,000 seat facility hosts concerts, conventions and tradeshows? You can also take a behind-the-scenes tour of Ford Field. Each 25-person tour costs $7 for adults (children and seniors $5) and lasts approximately one hour. Assisted listening devices for guests who are hard of hearing are available at Gate A Guest Services in Section 100.

Joe Louis Arena

19 Steve Yzeman Drive

Detroit, Michigan 48226

National Hockey League fans, especially those partial to the Detroit Red Wings, will want to schedule a visit to Joe Louis Arena. Even if the Red Wings aren’t playing, fans can take a tour of the arena, with stops at the Alumni Room, International Bancard Olympia Club, Media Lounge, press box, super suite, visitor’s locker room, visitor’s bench, Zamboni Tunnel and the Comerica Bank Legends Club. Tours are available October through March, based on availability, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for kids 5 to 17. Kids younger than 5 are free. Call 313-471-7952 at least 48 hours in advance.

Assisted listening devices are available for guests who are hard of hearing on the concourse located outside Sections 121 and 107. Devices are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and provided free of charge.

Hearing organizations

Deaf C.A.N.

The Deaf C.A.N. Community Advocacy Network links deaf and hard of hearing people with the community through communication, advocacy, leadership and socialization. Their services include casework/management, interpreter referral and interpreting services, hard of hearing support services and offer programs and workshops for the community on a variety of topics.

Hearing healthcare professionals 

In addition to a multitude of venues and organizations to check out, Detroit has plenty of hearing healthcare professionals ready to assist you! Simply visit our directory to read real patient reviews and find a hearing care provider in Detroit! 

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