student day out at firestation
group bowling
student with dairy calf
SDSD staff with trainees
students at a pizza party
group playing checkers
students, parents and staff group

About Us

The South Dakota School for the Deaf (SDSD) was established in 1880 to serve children identified as deaf or hard of hearing. SDSD’s mission is to be a partner in educational success for children from birth through high school graduation. SDSD serves as a resource by providing informed, evidence-based consultation to families, schools, and educational teams statewide, in addition to both screening and diagnostic audiology services, and multidisciplinary evaluations. SDSD is devoted to delivering the specialized educational services and resources for South Dakota children who are deaf and hard of hearing, leading to their full and active participation.

Stay up to date with SDSD’s services

SDSD maintains several listservs. Messages sent on the listserv will include program information and upcoming trainings and events. Please use the below links to manage subscription to our listservs. 


 Mobile Lab

To learn where our Mobile Lab will be, call 605-367-5200.


Mobile Lab

The purpose of the SDSD mobile hearing lab is to expand audiology services across the state of South Dakota. These services include school hearing screenings at no cost to the school district. 

School districts that are interested in scheduling hearing screenings through the mobile hearing lab are encouraged to contact SDSD via email at:

The SDSD mobile hearing lab has been providing services since January 2010 and evaluates thousands of children annually.

Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing and U.S. Public Health Service's Healthy People 2010 health objectives recommend that all newborns be screened for hearing loss by 1 month of age, have diagnostic follow-up by 3 months of age, and receive appropriate intervention services by 6 months of age. Early hearing screening is critical in making the best decision for a child's future.
Check out the above video about early hearing detection and identification. The video was created through the collaborative efforts of South Dakota Department of Health (, University of South Dakota, and South Dakota School for the Deaf.

Tele-audiology Sites

Aberdeen (pdf)

Hot Springs (pdf)

Winner (pdf)

Accessibility at SDSD

The South Dakota School for the Deaf (SDSD) is committed to web accessibility for all, regardless of ability or disability. We work continually to improve the accessibility and usability of our digital content, informed by web accessibility standards. Accessibility is an ideal and responsibility that we share with the greater community. We collaborate with our webmaster to make this website and its contents as accessible as possible.

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Contact Us

SDSD - Sioux Falls Office

4101 W 38th St., Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Phone: 605-367-5200
Video Phone: 605-496-9058
Fax: 605-367-5209



SDSD - West River Clinic

2138 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57702

Phone: 605-791-7839
Fax: 605-394-2427