Centre for Deafblindness and Hearing Loss (CDH) is a national, comprehensive service for both children, young people and adults with either deafblindness or hearing loss, which are our two professional areas. Structurally, the CDH is organized in the North Denmark Region and is thus a regional organization with its headquarters in Aalborg. But in various ways our services are national.
Read more about CDH in our presentation brochure (pdf opens).
: Providing the best conditions possible for the children, young people and adults associated with the CDH to master their own lives with the conditions that they have.
: CDH wish to live up to and to be known for and recognised for having a leading role within the professional areas of deafblindness and hearing loss in Denmark. CDH will set the agenda regarding development of these our two areas of specialisation.
Values: Professionalism, respect and credibility.
In the professional area of hearing loss CDH offers:
- Student home (24 hour care)
- Counselling and guidance regarding pre-school children in their local activities, e.g. day care facilities
- School counselling regarding pupils with hearing loss, who attend their local schools
- Teaching adults with hearing loss, e.g. sign language, Danish and other skills that can be applicable in daily life
In the professional area of deafblindness CDH offers:
- Day and night supervised care for small children
- Schooling and 24 hour care for school children
- 24 hour care, education and activity supervision for young people
- 24 hour care, education and activity supervision for adults
- Consultant services concerning children, young people and adults with congenital deafblindness, as well as children with acquired deafblindness
Other functions at CDH:
- Courses and training for CDH’s professionals and professionals in other institutions
- Medical treatment, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, mobility training etc.
- Counselling regarding hearing technology and optimizing vision etc.
- Development and production of professional visual and auditive special needs teaching materials, various systems, games etc. regarding deafblindness and hearing loss
CDH in numbers
- 2 main professional areas: Deafblindness and hearing loss
- About 330 employees who work in about 25 different professional fields
- 6 departments for the deafblind (e.g. residences, school, activities and socialisation)
- 2 departments for the deaf (e.g. school/education and housing)
- 6 other functions (e.g. administration, courses, treatments, counselling, production of educational materials)
Learn more about CDH: See the videos with subtitles in English.