Students with hearing disabilities face unique challenges inside the classroom. Many common learning modes that people take for granted — lectures, discussion groups and even one-on-one conversations — can be a struggle for those who have any level of hearing difficulty. However, that doesn’t mean a college degree is out of reach. Today’s wide range of tools, devices and systems can help students with hearing impairments thrive in an educational setting. This guide focuses on those resources, tech tools and expert tips that students of all ages — and all impairment levels – can use achieve academic success.
Tech Tools for Students with Hearing Impairments
Students with a hearing disability have a number of assistive tools at their disposal. Some assistive technology, such as a hearing aid, is fairly well known and common among those with more serious impairments. However, some tools on the following list may not be as popular, at least to those who either work with or teach students who use them. Let’s see which tech tools are helping make classrooms – and learning environments in general – more accommodating for students with hearing loss.
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