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Hearing Impairment/Deafness

Eligibility Criteria

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

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