Signs of Self

Independent Living Services for people who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Deaf-Blind

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Our Mission

To empower people who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Deaf-Blind to live as independently as possible, to control the course of their own lives, and increase opportunities and choices through provision of direct services, peer advocacy, and community education.


Our Vision

At Signs of Self, our vision is a society where having a hearing loss is not a barrier to any person being able to have choices and fully participate not only in the direction of their own lives, but also have the opportunity to be the valuable contributors to their communities that they can be.


Our Core Values


    Providing services in the clients language of choice
    Recognizing that not all people with a hearing loss are the same
    Recognizing that communication is a 2-way street and must involve a clear understanding of the clients own wishes to be effective


    Being aware of the importance of individual differences
    Honoring the ideas and choices of all involved
    Treating everyone as we expect to be treated ourselves


    Providing what the client needs, not only what we feel they need
    Being dependable and reliable at all times
    Accepting all clients with a hearing loss, regardless of their communication mode


    Providing professional and ethically sound services at all times
    Taking pride in all that we do
    Being committed and responsible to those we serve


    Working with clients to not only dream, but to reach those dreams
    Advocating for increased awareness and acceptance of the rights of individuals with a hearing loss
    Educating individuals, families, and the community on ways to meet their needs

Signs of Self  -  1481 S. King Street, #541  -  Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 382-3881 (v/txt)  -  (808) 442-6434 (vp)  -  (808) 951-0848 (fax)  -

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