A physical disability, means an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects an individual's educational performance but that is not included under the definition of deafness in this division.
Any physical impairment to a person which restricts the range of sounds they can hear to less than that available to most healthy adults. The term began to replace the more cumbersome 'deaf and partially hearing' in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
"A full or partial loss of the ability to detect sounds. The inability to hear sounds, or distinguish among different sounds, will result in problems with speech and language development. 'Deafness' is the traditional term used to describe loss of hearing, but 'hearing impairment' is the preferred term that encompasses the fact there are different degrees of hearing loss" (Beyond Words, 2004).
A loss of hearing acuity, as determined by evaluation pursuant to section 15-766, which interferes with the child's performance in the educational environment and requires the provision of special education and related services. (A.R.S. §15-761)
A hearing loss which, with or without amplification, adversely affects education performance and developmental progress. A hearing impairment may be permanent or fluctuating, mild to profound in nature, unilateral or bilateral, and may also be referred to as hard of hearing or deaf.
A degree of hearing loss, temporary or permanent, due to numerous causes. It may be caused by illness, disease, or exposure to excessively high noise levels. Affects 25 - 50 million people of all ages in the U.S. In general, hearing impairment means a hearing loss from a mild to severe degree, as opposed to "deafness" which is generally described as little or no residual hearing with or without the aid of a listening device. Hearing-impaired persons are particularly adversely affected by long reverberation times.
an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. Deafness is a condition that prevents an individual from hearing sound in all or most of its forms.
A degree of hearing loss, temporary or permanent, due to many causes. Hearing loss can be caused by illness, disease, or exposure to excessively high noise levels. Affects 25 – 50 million people in USA of all ages. Hearing impairment as generally used means a hearing loss of mild, moderate or severe degree as opposed to “deafness” which is generally described as little or no residual hearing with or without the aid of an assistive listening device. Hearing impaired persons are particularly adversely affected by long reverberation times.
a problem related to hearing. Hearing impairment can be partial, in which case the person hears some things, but not all. Or hearing impairment can be total, in which case the person hears nothing at all.
Complete or partial loss of the ability to hear, caused by a variety of injuries or diseases, including congenital causes. Limitations, including difficulties in understanding language or other auditory messages and/or in production of understandable speech, are possible.