DSC - Portsmouth
Community Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CSDHH) was established in Portsmouth in 1984, with the assistance of Vern Riffe, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, and a group of approximately 50 caring individuals. DSC-Portsmouth began humbly in a remodeled closet in the Speech and Hearing Department in the Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC). SOMC was the host agency for DSC-Portsmouth for 24 years until April of 2008 when Deaf Services Center, based in Columbus, became DSC-Portsmouth’s agent. DSC-Portsmouth is proud to have served the deaf and hard of hearing communities and their families for the past 20 years and counting.