Hearing Impairment means an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance, but is not included in the following definition for deafness. Deafness means a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.
A child displays a Hearing Impairment/Deafness when:
(1) A hearing impairment has been diagnosed by an audiologist, and
(2) The hearing impairment adversely affects the child’s educational performance