Center for Sight & Hearing

General Information

Center for Sight & Hearing
PO Box 5944
8038 MacIntosh Lane
Rockford, IL 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.


Barbara Schlomann, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist,

Maureen Mall, President,

David Powell, VP of Professional Services,

Debra Morey, MOT, ORT/L, SCLV, Low Vision Occupational Therapist,

Jon Russell, OD, Low Vision Optometrist,

Services Offered

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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