Hearing loss in Denver | Be part of the conversation
Stand on the steps of Colorado’s State Capitol building and you’ll be one mile above sea level, which is why Denver is known as the Mile-High City. Residents enjoy 300 days of sunshine every year, along with a wonderful American history that includes prospectors, railroads and the antics of Buffalo Bill.
Tourists love the city, too. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or are looking for more of an indoor experience, Denver has something for everyone in the family — especially those with hearing loss. We’ve compiled a few attractions with hearing services for your convenience.
320 West Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80204-2693
If you’ve ever wondered how coins are made, plan to tour the United States Mint. During the 45-minute tour, you’ll learn about the history of the United States Mint and how they produce coins for the American public. Tours operate Monday through Thursday (except on federal holidays) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are recommended for children 7-years-old and older. Reservations are required and space is limited. Afterward, purchase a unique memento of your visit in the gift shop.
Sign language interpretation is available with at least a one week advanced notice by calling 303-405-4761.
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science originated in a log cabin in 1868. Today the museum is a resource for science education in the Rocky Mountain region and includes natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities and lectures exploring science, Colorado, Earth and the universe.
Assistive listening devices are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis for events at the Ricketson Auditorium. Contact an usher 20 minutes prior to the start of an event. Phipps IMAX Theater also has ALDs available for visitors as Rear Window system closed-captioning. ALDs and closed captioning are also available at the Gates Planetarium.
Art and culture
100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy.
Denver, Colorado 80204
View more than 700,000 works of art of various kinds, including African, American Indiana, Asian, European and American, at the Denver Art Museum, one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast. Founded in 1893, the museum complex now totals more than 350,000 square feet in three separate buildings.
Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any museum tour, program or event with a minimum two weeks’ notice. Highlight tours of the museum’s most noteworthy objects in English and American Sign Language take place the third Saturday of every month from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and are included with general admission.
1000 Chopper Circle
Denver, Colorado 80204
The Pepsi Center is home to the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (National Hockey League) and Colorado Mammoth (National Lacrosse League) teams, but even if you’re not a sports aficionado the facility is most likely hosting something you’d enjoy seeing. Carrie Underwood, Janet Jackson, Iron Maiden, The Who, Black Sabbath and Trans-Siberian Orchestra are just a few upcoming performances. A complete schedule is available on the Pepsi Center website.
ALDs and a TTY-equipped telephone with keyboard input and visual display output are available upon request at the guest relations kiosk in the Grand Atrium.
Quiet conversation restaurants
Since all of that fun probably made you hungry, plan to eat at one of these quiet conversation restaurants, as rated by Zagat reviewers.
1437 County Road 150
Keystone, Colorado 80435
An authentic steakhouse experience utilizing quality meat, sustainable practices and locally sourced products. Zagat reviewers say the meals are perfectly prepared and inventive with professional, friendly service. Reservations are required.
1420 Larimer St.
Denver, Colorado 80202
Enjoy a little French cuisine at this Bistro, noted for its great décor and reasonably priced French bistro fare.
Hearing loss organizations
Easily find deaf or hard of hearing services on this website, including advocacy, interpreter referral agencies, mental health services for the deaf, senior programs for the deaf, TTY access and public use video phones.
Hearing healthcare professionals
Denver isn't just filled with a variety of venues to visit, there are also several professionals ready to help you treat your hearing loss! Visit the Healthy Hearing directory to find a hearing care provider in Denver!