Hearing loss in Phoenix | Be part of the conversation
If your idea of the desert is a hot, sandy place filled with cacti and brutal sun, a trip to Phoenix will change your mind. Although the capital of Arizona is located on the upper edge of the Sonoran Desert and there is ample opportunity to enjoy the beauty of that climate, there’s a lot more to see in Phoenix than cowboys and coyotes. We’ve assembled some of the more hearing loss-friendly attractions, so saddle up. The beautiful Valley of the Sun is calling your name.
Art and culture
440 N 32nd St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
There isn’t a bad seat in the house when you watch a live performance at the Celebrity Theatre. Originally designed as a multi-purpose conference center, the theatre has hosted such stars as George Carlin, Joe Cocker, Carol Channing, Diana Ross, Billy Joel and Sammy Davis Jr. Due to its unique theater-in-the-round configuration, no seat is more than 70 feet away from the revolving stage.
Celebrity Theatre offers assistive listening devices at no cost to patrons. They include hearing aid compatible neckloops or silhouettes and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) upon request. Infrared ALDs are available at all performances. Sign Language Interpretation is available with a three-week advance notice.
222 E Monroe St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
The Herberger Theater Center is home to the Arizona Theatre Company and the Center Dance Ensemble. The theater’s mission is to support and foster the growth of performing arts in Phoenix as a performance venue and arts incubator. Performances include live theater and dance performances. Unique programs include a lunch time theater, which showcases the work of diverse and emerging theater companies in one-act shows lasting approximately 45 minutes. Patrons can bring their own lunch or pre-order lunch from the Herberger’s caterer.
Infrared audio amplification is available. The theater also provides ushers trained in American Sign Language at scheduled ASL performances.
401 E Jefferson St.
Phoenix Arizona 85004
Baseball fans may want to plan their visit to coincide with an Arizona Diamondbacks night game, when the Chase Field retractable roof opens to expose the beautiful Arizona night sky. (Don’t worry, the facility is also air conditioned.) The park is located in downtown Phoenix Arizona and has entertained nearly 17.5 million baseball fans since it first opened its doors to a regular-season game on Mar. 31, 1998.
Guest Relations has a limited supply of FM assistive listening receivers and AM/FM radio signal amplifiers for improved reception of games on AM 620 or FM 92.3. Captioning is also provided on the large dbTV in center field.
Quiet conversation restaurants
5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85048
Enjoy upscale Native American-influenced fare, beautiful decor and phenomenal service in the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass resort.
6106 South 32nd St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85042
Enjoy an authentic taste of Phoenix at Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain. Zagat patrons noted the historic home setting and American menu based on local, sustainable ingredients.
Hearing loss organizations
100 N 15th Ave., Ste. 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
The ACDHH exists to serve the needs of the more than 700,000 deaf and hard of hearing individuals throughout the state. They maintain a directory of resources and services available to the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing communities. They also strive to empower deaf individuals to become self-advocates by informing them about their rights and work closely with community leaders to determine available resources as well as those that need to be expanded or created to better serve deaf citizens. Outreach and educational opportunities provided by the ACDHH include deaf culture, ADA and Civil Rights information; legal rights, employment issues and concerns, training for 9-1-1 trainers as well as a healthcare curriculum for medical professionals and a public safety Curriculum for First Responders.
5025 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
This community-based organization empowers deaf and hard of hearing individuals to live independently and achieve their personal goals. The VCD provides sign language interpreting and consulting for conferences, job interviews, training, doctor’s appointments and legal settings.
Hearing healthcare professionals
Phoenix has a plethora of options to explore for individuals with hearing loss, in addition to numerous professionals ready to help you! To locate a hearing healthcare professional in Phoenix, visit our directory and read real patient reviews!