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Be Part of the Conversation.

Relay South Dakota provides telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-disabled. We are available:

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

with no restrictions on the length or number of calls placed. It’s as easy as 7-1-1.

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Relay South Dakota Updates

What is Relay South Dakota?

What is Relay South Dakota?

Posted Jan 05, 2016

The goal of Relay South Dakota is to help people who are deaf, are hard of hearing, are deaf-blind or have a speech disability to be a part of the conversation in an easy-to-use, affordable manner.

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How Talking On the Phone Positively Affects Your Mental Health

How Talking On the Phone Positively Affects Your Mental Health

Posted Nov 16, 2017

It’s no secret that talking on the phone with friends and family can be a great source of happiness – and even the most mundane, task-oriented calls give us a sense of connection and control over our lives.

Without this daily social connection, people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired can be at risk for chronic sadness or depression. They may also experience feelings of irritability, poor self-image and feelings of inadequacy.

Here are 3 ways relay services can help people live happier, more connected lives.  

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4 Phrases to Skip When Interacting with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

4 Phrases to Skip When Interacting with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

Posted Nov 03, 2017

Whether you’re meeting an individual with hearing loss for the first time or interacting with someone you know well, the basic rules of conversational etiquette apply:  Think before you speak. Talk in a normal voice. Be polite and attentive.

Trying to connect with an individual with hearing loss without understanding their culture can make you come off as rude, however unintentionally. Try to avoid these four phrases at all costs.  

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Your Guide to Hearing Implants: Your Options & How They Work

Your Guide to Hearing Implants: Your Options & How They Work

Posted Oct 12, 2017

If you’ve experienced hearing loss in your daily life, there’s a chance that a hearing implant might be a good fit for your situation. If your audiologist recommends it, you have several options when it comes to implants.

Here are just a few of the potential options your audiologist might present to you, depending on the level and nature of your hearing loss.

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