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Hearing Impairments
Refers to any degree of hearing loss, from mild to profound, encompassing the terms 'deaf' or 'hard of hearing'. This term is losing acceptance by the deaf because the word impaired has a negative connotation
General Term for not being able to hear
Hard of Hearing
having a hearing impairment which affects the students educational performance
Deaf Community
The lives and activities of a group of people who have shared experiences related to deafness and who use ASL
Deaf Culture
The history, contributions, values and customs of the deaf community
Congenital Hearing Loss
hearing loss present at birth
Acquired Hearing Loss
Hearing loss that develops after baby is born
Genetic Hearing Loss
Caused by the presence of an abnormal gene within one or more chromosomes
Conductive Hearing Loss
A problem of the outer or middle ear prevents sound from being conducted to the inner ear
Sensorneural Hearing Loss
Problem in the inner ear or along the nerve pathway to the brain stem
Bilateral Hearing Loss
hearing loss in both ears
Unilateral Hearing Loss
hearing loss in one ear
measure of the loudness of sounds
Graph on which a persons ability to hear different pitches at different volumes of sound that is recorded
TTY (Text Telephone)
Speech to print transcription system for students with hearing disabilities
VRS (Video Relay Service)
Allows communication by video in sign language
Cochlear Implants
electronic device that directly stimulates the hearing nerve in the inner ear
American Sign Language
visual gesturing language that has its own grammer rules distinct from English
SEE (Signing Exact English)
Signing in exact english, following grammer rules and context
Oral Approach
19th century approach that said that deaf people should still be taught orally; hugely controversial
personal hearing aids