Deafness and Hard of Hearing
Deafness is when one cannot understand words or sounds with or without a hearing aid and hearing is not the primary method of receiving information
Hard of Hearing is when information is gained through hearing, usually with a hearing aid
(Smith and Tyler 2014)
About Deafness and Hard of Hearing
How this Exceptionality Effects Learning
Strategies for in the Home
This website translates from text to speech and from speech to text. Deaf and hard of hearing people can type what they would like to say and this website will read it out loud to hearing people. Hearing people can speak to a Deaf or hard of hearing person and this website will type out what the person said. (link)
NIDCD. 2015. Quick Statistics. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Retrieved April 26 2015.
Smith, D.D. 2014. Introduction to Contemporary Special Education: New Horizons. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.