Hearing Loss

Examining educators of the deaf as “highly qualified” teachers: roles and responsibilities under IDEA and NCLB.

Examining educators of the deaf as “highly qualified” teachers: roles and responsibilities under IDEA and NCLB. Educators of the deaf were long considered “highly qualified” if they obtained state licensure from approved deaf education programs. But the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) redefined qualifications based on core academic content areas, without recognizing disability-specific expertise. […]

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Assistive Technology Listening Devices

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)   Format             Webpage   This webpage describes an assistive listening device (ALD) as any type of device that can help a person function better in day-to-day communication situations. An ALD can be used with or without hearing aids to overcome the negative effects of distance, background noise, or poor room […]

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Developing Mental Health Services for Deaf Persons in Rural Areas

Format           Article  Based on the experiences of the Regional Deaf Services Program (RDSP), a mental health program for the deaf in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, this article proposes five recommendations for developing specialized services for the deaf in rural areas:  1) Focus on Providing Services in Sign Language, 2) Establish an Aggressive Outreach […]

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The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (MCDPDHHI)

The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Format:          Outreach and Training Program   MCDPDHHI meets the communication and cultural needs of deaf and hard of hearing persons in chemical dependency treatment by providing outreach, training, and materials to deaf and hard of hearing individuals, as well as service providers. Written […]

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Introduction to Sexuality Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind and Significantly Developmentally Delayed

Texas Deaf-Blind Outreach      Format             Online Booklet                                                  While this online booklet was written about children and teens who are Deaf-Blind, it is also a useful general disabilities resource.  Chapters include an introduction, guidelines for developing a process for intervention and instruction, and topics such as modesty, appropriate touch and personal boundaries, menstruation, masturbation, […]

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Multicultural Deaf Profiles in the Deaf Community

Flagler College   Format           Paper   This paper defines multicultural deaf people, describes where they live, and strives to increase an understanding of the diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds of deaf people. Contact URL  http://www.flagler.edu/about_f/gal/DSVII-Plue.doc   Contact Agency       Flagler College P.O.Box 1027 St. Augustine, Florida 32085-1027 (904) 829-6481 Fax (904) 826-0094  

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Hearing health and care: The need for improved hearing loss prevention and hearing conservation practices.

Hearing loss affects 31 million Americans, particularly veterans who were exposed to harmful levels of noise during military functions. Many veterans also receive treatment with ototoxic medications, which may exacerbate preexisting hearing loss. Thus, hearing loss is the most common and tinnitus the third most common service-connected disability among veterans. Poor implementation of hearing protection […]

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Rural gifted students who are deaf or hard of hearing: how electronic technology can help.

Electronic technology can be used to overcome many of the barriers and other factors that restrict delivery of services to rural schools; it can also expand the world of rural gifted students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Online college and high school Web sites that offer courses are listed, as well as a […]

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