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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Resources for a Person with a Hearing Disability

Sign Language Interpreter

Whenever a person with a hearing impairment is summoned for jury service, the Court shall appoint a qualified, nationally certified interpreter of sign language to interpret the proceedings.  The interpreter shall be available to the juror throughout jury check-in, orientation, selection and the trial and may accompany and communicate with the juror throughout any period during which the juror is sequestered or engaged in deliberations.

Assisted Listening Devices

Each courtroom can be quipped with a Sennheiser Infrared Assistive Listen System.  This system includes a stationary IR Emitter unit and portable infrared receivers with lightweight headphones.  Please contact the Jury Commission staff at to have a device placed in a courtroom.