Telephonic Communication Device Loan Program

WVCDHH is dedicated to ensuring that deaf and hard of hearing West Virginia residents have equal access to communication. Through a federal program, individuals that utilize American Sign Language can apply for a video phone free of charge through various companies.  However, WVCDHH recognizes that a video phone does not meet the needs of all deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and offers alternative equipment through a loan program to meet those needs.

To Apply: 

Available Devices 

Amplified Phone

  • Recommended for hard of hearing.
  • Speaker is significantly amplified to assist those with hearing loss. Phones also feature large display and amplified ringer and speaker phone feature.
Currently offering: Fantstel ST-50

Captioned Phone

  • Recommended for severely hard of hearing.
  • Individuals are able to speak through the handset as they normally would. Auditory messages are captioned and displayed on the unit.
  • Currently offering: CapTel 840 Plus 
If you are interested in other captioned phones, please visit:

TTY (Teletypewriter)

  • Recommended for deaf/speech difficulties.
  • Users type their messages on a keyboard attached to the unit. Auditory messages are received visually through text.
**Please check with the office to confirm availability of this device.