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ERIC Number: ED438668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Students Who Are Hard of Hearing. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet.
Battat, Brenda
This tipsheet provides information on the incidence of students with hearing impairments or deafness enrolled in postsecondary education institutions. It discusses the special needs of student with hearing impairments and warning signs of hearing loss. Tips are provided for instructors, including: (1) repeat or rephrase questions/comments from the class before responding; (2) face the class and speak naturally at a moderate pace; (3) avoid the temptation to pick up the pace when time is short; (4) do not speak when writing on the blackboard; (5) lecture from the front of the room; (6) point out who is speaking in group discussions; (7) keep beards and mustaches trimmed; (8) discuss concerns about the student's ability to hear privately; (9) provide handouts such as a syllabus, lesson plans, and assignments; (10) write announcements and assignments on the board; (11) always use captioned films and videos or provide a written transcript; (12) help find seating near the front if requested by the student; (13) arrange for a written test instead of an oral test; (14) be familiar with interpreters and how to work with them in class; and (15) provide copies of your class notes if a notetaker is not available. (CR)
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For other NETAC teacher tipsheets, see ED 307 686-692.