Teaching Strategies for Hearing Impairments

Students with auditory impairments are provided special education services by a variety of professionals. These include the following specially trained individuals: Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, treat, and manage individuals with hearing loss. Teachers of the Hearing Impaired are specially trained educators who provide educational support to the student, the family, and other educators. Speech-Language Pathologists provide treatment for speech …

Hearing Impairment Defined

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, formerly the Education of the Handicapped Act (P.L. 94-142), includes “hearing impairment” and “deafness” as two of the categories under which children with disabilities may be eligible for special education and related service programming. While the term “hearing impairment” is often used generically to describe a wide range of hearing losses …