Services for the Visually and Hearing Impaired

About Our Organization
Services for the Visually and Hearing Impaired Inc. (SVHI) began in 1984. SVHI is a nonprofit organization located in Marion, Indiana. We offer our services to local counties and are partnered with the Grant and Blackford County United Ways.

2301 S Adams St, Marion, IN 46953


Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM–4:30PM



SVHI assists persons with a vision/hearing loss to regain self-confidence, maintain independence, and continue to be active and productive community citizens.


Here at SVHI we want our clients to be able to say, “Thanks to SVHI I can do it myself”.


Everyone’s needs are different. At SVHI we evaluate your needs as an individual, and based on your needs, we seek to provide independent living aids and support.

​If you are homebound or transportation is an issue, we offer house calls per appointment.

Prevention: SVHI’s prevention program is two-fold.
Part One:
Working with local eyecare professionals SVHI assists in providing miniature eye exams to school children throughout the area in local communities

Part Two:
Utilizing our portable hearing screening equipment SVHI can provide a basic hearing screening to anyone 3 years and older
These programs enable difficulties in sight and hearing to be identified as early as possible, allowing treatment to prevent additional sensory loss from occurring.

Financial Assistance: Through our financial assistance program we enable clients living at 200% poverty level or below, to obtain prescription eyeglasses or hearing aids at little to no cost to them.

This is made possible through our local eye care professionals, Ball State University’s Audiology Department and the Lion’s Clubs affordable hearing aid program.

Education: SVHI is more than happy to provide education to our clients, family members, and other organizations. We offer presentations for clubs and civic organziations, in-service training for staff members, and publish a monthly insight newsletter for both the visually and hearing impaired.

Independent Living Aids


Talking clocks and watches

Large Print Materials

CCTV's or closed circuit reading systems

Flashing Alarms and doorbells

Marking materials

Selected Talking Medical Devices

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