What is an Audiological Impairment?
Audiological Impairment: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 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
services programming. While the term "hearing impairment" is often used
generically to describe a wide range of hearing losses, including
deafness, the regulations for IDEA define hearing loss and deafness
Hearing impairment is defined by IDEA as "an
impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely
affects a child's educational performance."
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
Thus, deafness may be viewed as a condition that
prevents an individual from receiving sound in all or most of its
forms. In contrast, a child with a hearing loss can generally respond to
auditory stimuli, including speech.
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