Skip to main content
7: Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Last updated
Save as PDF
- 7.1: Definitions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Definitions of deaf and hard of hearing are based on the type and degree of hearing loss. Hearing depends on a series of steps that change sound waves in the air into electrical signals.
- 7.2: The History of Deafness and Hard of Hearing
- In 1817, the American School for the Deaf was founded as the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States. In 1865, Gallaudet University was founded; it provides a collegiate-level education to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- 7.3: Prevalence and Causes of Deafness and Hard of Hearing
- Among students receiving special education services, 1% are identified as having a hearing impairment (National Center for Education Statistics, 2022).
- 7.4: Characteristics of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Characteristics of students who are deaf or hard of hearing vary based on the type, degree, and age of onset of the hearing loss.
- 7.5: Identifying Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Babies are usually subjected to a newborn hearing screening. Children are also screened for hearing problems at regular intervals during their well-child visits.
- 7.6: Chapter Questions and References