Federal law allows students with hearing loss to have a free and appropriate public education alongside non–disabled students, to the extent possible, up to 12th grade. Even though a child may have a hearing aid or cochlear implant they will probably still need assistive technology, modified acoustics, and accessible teaching strategies to participate fully in noisy classrooms. In post-secondary institutions students must advocate for accessibility through the school administration. Many schools have disabled student offices that can coordinate accessibility requests.
In these pages you will find information and updates on issues that impact children and adults in the classroom. We also include tips for people with hearing loss can ensure their college classes are accessible.
For parents seeking resources to help make decisions about their children, visit our Parents page under the Hearing Help section.