Deaf or Hard of Hearing are students who have a hearing loss aided or unaided, that impacts the processing of linguistic information and which adversely affects performance in the educational environment. The degree of loss may range from mild to profound.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a national organization of speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. The mission of ASHA is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality of services and to advocate for people with communication disorders. The site provides valuable information for consumers.