Center for Sight & Hearing

General Information

Center for Sight & Hearing
PO Box 5944
Rockford Illinois 1 61125
(815) 332 6800

Brief Description

The Center for Sight & Hearing is an accredited nonprofit organization that provides clinical services, rehabilitation therapy, and social activities for people who seek specialized hearing or vision care.


Maureen Mall, President,

Barbara Schlomann, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist,

Services Offered

  • Advocacy
    • Low Vision Occupational Therapist, Debra Morey, MOT, ORT/L, SCLV, advocates on behalf of those undergoing the rehabilitation program.

  • Assessment
    • Assist individuals in identifying and stating needs and goals and developing and implementing individual plans.

  • Assistive Products
    • Products for sale on site include magnifiers, talking watches/clocks, cooking utensils, reading and writing tools, personal and money management products, large-button phones, etc.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Reading material, Center brochures and information, greeting cards, and other materials.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers low vision screening, in-service training, sighted guide training.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Computer and Smartphone training for low vision clients, screen readers, and screen magnifiers.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides advice, assistance, consultation, training to individuals, professionals, employers, and family members.

  • Counseling
    • Offers support group, rehabilitation and career counseling.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management, home management, travel, money management, and communication skills at the Center or individual's homes.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides community information and resources to assist individuals with vision loss.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision exams, prescriptions supply of low vision devices, and provision of low vision services for all ages and difficult to test

  • Professional Training
    • Offers workshops, professional presentations, and in-service training to the public and personnel who work with people with vision and hearing loss.

  • Recreation Services
    • Holds regularly scheduled social/recreational activities for adults with a vision and hearing loss.

  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides low vision services for seniors.

  • Support Groups
    • Offers support groups for individuals who experience a vision loss.