Hearing Loss in Baltimore | Be part of the conversation

Contributed by | Wednesday, December 16th, 2015


Once an important seaport during the American Civil War, today’s Baltimore offers a variety of Civil War-era attractions and history for the more than 11 million tourists who visit every year. Cruise Chesapeake Bay, get lost in one of Baltimore’s world-famous museums, experience American history or take in an Oriole’s game at Camden Yards.

We’ve compiled a short list of attractions with services for the deaf and hard of hearing, but don’t stop here. Do a little homework and call ahead before you arrive. With everything this big city has to offer, you may just decide to extend your visit.

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Art and culture

Baltimore Museum

10 Art Museum Dr.

Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Admission is free to the BMA, whose 95,000 works of art collection began with a single painting in 1914. Today the internationally renowned collection includes 19th-century, modern and contemporary art housed in a 210,000 square-foot historic building designed by renowned American architect John Russell Pope in the 1920s. Art-making activities the entire family can enjoy take place every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Sign language interpreted tours are available upon request with a minimum two week advance notice. For more information, call TTY 1-800-735-2964 or email tours@artbma.org.

Hippodrome Theatre

12 N Eutaw St.

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

See live theater or movie screenings at the Hippodrome Theatre, a restored former vaudeville venue built in 1914 and located in the west side of Baltimore.

Assistive listening system headsets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from the patron services window near the box office. A driver’s license or credit card must be left as security during use. Sign interpreted and open captioning performances are available at designated performances with a two week advance notice. 

Walters Art Museum

600 N Charles St.

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Enjoy free admission to this museum, which is internationally renowned for its collection of world art ranging from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th century Europe. Treasures include Greek sculpture, Roman sarcophagi, medieval ivories, Old Master paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th Century European and American masterpieces.

Transcripts of audio tours are available at the visitor information desk. Assistive listening devices for lectures and programs in the Graham Auditorium are available from the visitor Information Desk. Sign language interpretation is available with a three week advance notice by calling 410-547-9000.


National Aquarium

501 E Pratt St.

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

The National Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures by engaging with visitors, volunteers, students and citizens from around the world. The Aquarium features a living collection of more than 20,000 fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals. Blacktip Reef, an exhibit replicating an Indo-Pacific reef, features more than 700 animals, including a school of blacktip reef sharks.

The Aquarium celebrates two Deaf Awareness Day events every year. During these events, sign language interpreters are onsite to narrate public presentations, dolphin shows, exhibit dives and animal encounters. Representatives from deaf advocacy groups are also onsite and available to meet with visitors regarding their activities in the community. Contact the special customer liaison (access@aqua.org or 410-576-8745) for more information, including discount coupons.

Assistive listening devices and closed captioning is available in the 4-D Immersion Theater. Headsets or induction loops can be obtained from theater attendants before entering the theater. Sign language interpretation is available with a two weeks’ advance notice. A public TTY phone is located off of the lobby of Pier 3; all public phones are equipped with amplification mechanisms. Visitors can contact the Aquarium on the TTY line at 410-727-3022


Oriole Park

333 W Camden St.

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Enjoy a major league baseball game at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. Even if you aren’t an Oriole’s fan, you may enjoy a visit to the Sports Legends, a 22,000 square foot facility showcasing more than 10,000 artifacts from the Orioles, Baltimore Colts, Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame and Negro Leagues in Baltimore.

Assistive listening devices are available at the Fan Assistance Centers behind home plate on the Lower Level concourse and on the first floor of the Warehouse.

Quiet conversation restaurants

Top off an exciting day in Baltimore at a restaurant known for its quiet atmosphere. Here are a few listings, as identified by Zagat patrons.

Fleet Street Kitchen

1012 Fleet St.

Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Customers give high marks to the creatively prepared cuisine which uses locally sourced, ethically raised, sustainable ingredients. Many of these are grown nearby on Cunningham Farms, which is owned by the restaurant. Fleet Street Kitchen is located between historic Little Italy and the new Harbor East neighborhoods.


1444 Light St.

Baltimore, MD 21230


Owned and operated by married couple Kevin and Cecilia, Liv2eat features seasonal entrees and salads, house pastas and bread in a casual, elegant row-house with a serene courtyard.

Hearing care professionals

Baltimore doesn't just have a variety of venues and organizations ideal for individuals with hearing aids, there are also plenty of hearing care professionals ready to help you treat your hearing loss! View the Healthy Hearing directory to find a hearing healthcare professional in Baltimore! 

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