Office of Special Education
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Welcome to the Baltimore County Public Schools website designed for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH), their families, and friends in the community. This website provides information regarding services, resources and events within Baltimore County Public Schools and the community, through the DHH downlinks.

The DHH faculty and staff in Baltimore County Public Schools are committed to the education, communication and social development of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. In addition to direct services for the students, the DHH professionals are available to provide additional information, assistance and collaboration to school-based faculty/staff and families in order to promote success for students.


Our Vision

The DHH faculty and staff in Baltimore County Public Schools are dedicated to assisting students with hearing loss in understanding their unique communication needs and learning styles, in learning and applying self-advocacy skills, and in developing the compensatory strategies needed to gain access and skills necessary to thrive in school, community, and family life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote higher student achievement for students with hearing loss by ensuring equal access to instruction through academic services as outlined in the IEP or 504 Plan, by providing information and education about each individual’s hearing loss and communication needs, and by collaborating with general educators and other stakeholders to promote student success.


DHH Newsletter: Innovations in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education

Itinerant Services Audiology Services
General Education Oral Communication/Spoken Language
Interpreting Services  Total Communication 

Contact Information:
Diane Perkins, Ph.D., Team Leader
443-809-3660 (v)
410-825-5182 (tty)


For "staff only" materials please visit our intranet

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