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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Article 7

511 IAC 7-41-4 Deaf or hard of hearing


Sec. 4. (a) "Deaf or hard of hearing", which may be referred to as a hearing impairment, means the following:


(1) A disability that, with or without amplification, adversely affects the student's:

     (A) ability to use hearing for developing language and learning;

     (B) educational performance; and

     (C) developmental progress.


(2) The hearing loss may be:

     (A) permanent or fluctuating;

     (B) mild to profound; or

     (C) unilateral or bilateral.


(3) Students who are deaf or hard of hearing may use:

     (A) spoken language;

     (B) sign language; or

     (C) a combination of spoken language and signed systems.


(b) Eligibility for special education as a student who is deaf or hard of hearing shall be determined by the student's CCC. 

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