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TDD/TTY Resources

TDD/TTY Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia
    A user terminal with keyboard input and printer or display output used by the hearing and speech impaired. The device contains a modem and is used over a standard analog phone line. If a recipient does not have a corresponding terminal device, TDD/TTY users dial a relay service composed of operators who receive the typed messages, call the recipients and speak the messages to them. The operators also type the responses back to the TDD/TTY user.


TDD Phone at Rochester Hills Public Library 
   located in the Outreach Department
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Relay Representatives
Michigan Relay Center (MRC) - operated by AT&T on behalf of Michigan's Local Telephone Companies. Calls into the MRC can be from both voice and TTY customers

TTY | Federal Relay - Online Federal Government TTY Directory available 24/7/365


Video Relay Services - VRS is faster than a traditional TTY relay call. There are two ways for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person to make a VRS call. One way is through a home computer with a web cam and a high–speed Internet connection. The other is through a Call Center. Communication Access Center (CAC) has established Call Centers at various locations in Michigan.
   Call Booth Locations in Michigan


Phones and Other Products for the Hearing Impaired


Internet Resources

Hearing Aids

  • Hearing aid Loaner & Repair program
    Michigan Chapter Alexander Graham Bell Association
    PO Box 250137
    Franklin, MI 48025
    (313) 331-2378 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


  • New Hearing Aids
    Lions of Michigan Foundation or the Lions of Michigan Hearing Center
    for assistance in getting new hearing aids:
    Lions of MI Foundation (517) 887-6640
    Lions Hearing Center of Michigan
    4201 St, Antoine, UHC-5E
    Detroit, Michigan 48201
    (313) 745-4664




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