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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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Not sure which phone to choose? Take the "Match Me Quiz" and find out!

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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4 Common Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss

4 Common Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss

Posted Jul 27, 2017

Not all hearing loss is brought on gradually through aging or other causes. Sometimes hearing loss can occur suddenly—and it’s not always immediately evident why. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only approximately 10-15 percent of sudden hearing loss is actually diagnosable.

Nevertheless, here are four common, identifiable causes.

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How to Learn Sign Language: The Basics to Get You Started

How to Learn Sign Language: The Basics to Get You Started

Posted Jul 13, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn a second language? Starting can sometimes be the hardest part. When it comes to American Sign Language (ASL), all it takes is the right first steps to move toward an eventual total understanding.

Here are a few basic tactics to get you started on your road to ASL fluency.

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The “Bad Lip Reading” Videos: What It Tells Us About the Hard-of-Hearing Community

The “Bad Lip Reading” Videos: What It Tells Us About the Hard-of-Hearing Community

Posted Jun 29, 2017

Whenever a new “Bad Lip Reading” video is released, viewers get a good laugh. It is entertaining to watch what the creators perceive the people in the videos to be saying because it is almost always wildly out of context of the actual video content.

It’s further proof that it’s easy to make mistakes when you lip-read. Here’s what the “Bad Lip Reading” videos say about the communication style.

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