Ch. 14-Hearing Impairment

Ch. 14-Hearing Impairment - HearingImpairment Chapter14

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Hearing Impairment Chapter 14
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Chapter 14 Objectives: At the end of this  chapter you should be able to: Define and identify the characteristics of  students with hearing loss Recall the major causes of hearing loss Explain the assessment and evaluation  practices for students with hearing loss Identify the major issues impacting students  with hearing loss Describe successful instructional practices  and accommodations for students with  hearing loss 
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Defining Hearing Loss  Deaf and hard of hearing describe hearing loss Unilateral (loss in one ear) and bilateral (loss in both ears) IDEA defines deafness as a hearing impairment that is so  severe that the student is impaired in processing linguistic  information through hearing, with or without amplification,  and that it adversely affects the student’s educational  performance The severity of hearing loss is measured through decibels  (dB) Deaf = 70–90 dB Hard of hearing = 20–70 dB Congenital deafness is a rare condition The Deaf community prefers term  Deaf child  to hearing  impaired 
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Prevalence of Hearing Loss  Low incidence disability In 2002–2003, 70,349 students with hearing  loss between the ages of 6 and 21 received  some type of special education services (U.S. 
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