Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
A student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing has a hearing impairment that gets in the way of how information is processed and communicated to others. The hearing impairment affects developmental skills, academic achievement, vocational-career skills, or social-emotional adjustment. The degree of hearing loss may range from mild to profound. Although deaf or hard-of-hearing students may wear a hearing aid, the aids do not enable them to hear as well as we do.
Resources for parents of students who are hearing impaired:
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, an information source for parents and students regarding all things related to hearing impairment (Gallaudet University is a publicly funded secondary school for students with hearing impairments).
NICHCY, resources from the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities