Services for Students with Disabilities


Deafness or hearing loss is a full or partial decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds, caused by a wide range of biological and environmental factors, loss of hearing can happen to any organism that perceives sound.

Students who are deaf/hard of hearing, like hearing students, vary to some degree in their communication skills. Factors such as personality, degree of deafness, age at onset, and family environment all affect the kind of communication the student uses. As a result of these and other variables, a student who is deaf or hard of hearing may use a number of communication modes.