ERIC Number: ED218989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing Impaired Students in Postsecondary Education.
Stout, Nancy L.; Krulwich, Maxine T.
A fact sheet is presented for hearing impaired students and those who work with them in schools and colleges. Attention is directed to: definitions of relevant terms; postsecondary education options for students; suggestions for students, faculty, and services providers; and reading and resource materials. It is suggested that hearing loss is a complex disability. Hearing impaired describes people with all types of hearing disabilities, ranging from a very slight loss to profound deafness. Those who have a defect in their hearing but are functional for ordinary life purposes, usually with the help of a hearing aid, are referred to as "hard of hearing," while deafness is a condition in which perceivable sounds have no meaning for ordinary life purposes, even with the help of a hearing aid. Age of onset of hearing loss refers to the time at which the hearing loss occurred, which often determines the type of support services the individual student will need in order to succeed. Attention is directed to persons who are pre-lingually deafened, post-lingually deafened, and pre-vocationally deafened. Communication methods include the oral approach, the manual approach, and total communication. Postsecondary education options are as follows: federally-supported Gallaudet College in Washington, DC; and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY; a separate program for hearing impaired students on the campus of a hearing college; or a mainstreamed program in a setting with mostly hearing students. Special support services include: interpreter services, notetaker/tutor, remedial programs, and aids and devices. The faculty and administration are responsible for making postsecondary programs accessible to hearing impaired students. (SW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students, Communication (Thought Transfer), Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Hearing Aids, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Manual Communication, Oral Communication Method, Partial Hearing, Remedial Programs, Sensory Aids, Special Programs, Special Schools, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Total Communication, Tutors
HEATH Resource Center, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH/Closer Look Resource Center.