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Programs: Speech, Oral, and Mainstreamed

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General Information

What is the Definition of Hard of Hearing?

The term "hard of hearing" refers to those who have some hearing, are able to use it for communication purposes, and who feel reasonably comfortable doing so. A hard of hearing person, in audiological terms, may have a mild to moderate hearing loss.


Common Causes of Hard of Hearing Are:

  • Childhood illnesses (spinal meningitis and rubella/German measles are the most common examples)
  • Injury (a severe blow to the head can damage the hearing)
  • Excessive or prolonged exposure to noise
  • Aging (progressive deterioration of hearing in older people, which is a natural part of aging process)



*Hearing aids amplify sounds so they may be detected by damaged ears