Through referral, Institut Raymond-Dewar (IRD) receives hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind clients of all ages, as well as young people aged 0-21 with language impairments.
Access to services at IRD is free and voluntary. Services are confidential and provided in French and in Québec Sign Language (LSQ). If necessary, sign-language interpretation, oral interpretation, tactile sign language and ethnocultural services are provided free of charge.
IRD offers over 60% of all hearing impairment rehabilitation services in Québec. More than 8000 people are served and registered each year by teams providing programs and services.
Deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind clients, as well as those with a central hearing disorder, come from Laval and Montréal, while clients with dysphasia are exclusively from the Montréal region. The clientele is made up of Francophones, Allophones and people who use Québec Sign Language (LSQ) at home.