Deaf and Hard of Hearing Exceptionality

What it is

A formal exceptionality identified by and Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Communication. Also a medically-diagnosed condition, involving the inability, or severe reduction in ability, to hear.

Strategies

See the teaching strategies for these areas of student need:
Hearing



Resources

Information about cochlear implants.

Deaf Culture Centre

An outline of the types of hearing loss and what parents should be looking out for. From The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

General information, video clips and a user guide for the use of Front Row amplification systems in classrooms.

Variety of information on hearing loss, including video demonstration on how FM system works and answers to frequently asked questions about FM systems. See Counseling and Products section.