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Deafness/Hard of Hearing


The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides the following definitions regarding deafness and hard of hearing:


Deafness is defined as “a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification.”


Hearing impairment is defined by IDEA as “an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.”


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