Why Support NVRC

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) is a mission-driven, diverse, community-based organization that is passionate about empowering deaf and hard of hearing people and their families to positively change their lives through improved communication.


Established in 1988 by local leaders in the deaf and hard of hearing community, NVRC exists to empower deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement. We currently serve the counties of Fairfax and Arlington and the City of Falls Church. With almost 250,000 people with hearing loss, the Washington DC Metro area is one of the densest pockets of deaf and hard of hearing people in the country. We provide this community in Northern Virginia - along with their families, friends, coworkers, employers, and the businesses and agencies that serve them - the tools and resources they need for success and independence in our communities.


Your support helps us to continue providing support to a diverse range of people, including the deaf, deaf-blind, late-deafened, hard of hearing, parents with deaf and hard of hearing children, children of deaf and hard of hearing parents, educators, sign language teachers and students, hearing aid users, people with cochlear implants, people with tinnitus, and people with auditory processing disorders.

This support includes but is not limited to:

  • Community outreach programs that bring information and resources to people with hearing loss, introducing them to a range of possible solutions to improve the quality of their lives. 
  • Our Assistive Technology Demonstration Center. We have devices on display that are designed to enhance the quality of life for persons with hearing loss. This gives those in the community an opportunity for a hands-on experience with the equipment to ensure it meets their accessibility needs before making a purchase from the distributor.  
  • Communications access programs to provide low-income individuals and other non-profit organizations low-cost interpreting and transliterating services.

To learn more about NVRC visit our website: www.nvrc.org