Different people are comfortable with particular words to describe their own deafness or hearing loss. In education the term ‘hearing impairment’ is used as an umbrella term to include those children and young people with varying degrees of hearing loss including those who may be assessed as being profoundly deaf. A deaf child or young person has little or no hearing.
Hearing loss may occur in one or both ears. Often children and young people’s hearing loss may be described in the following ways:
For further support and guidance you can contact the Team for Hearing Impairment (Rochdale Additional Needs Service).
Tel: 01706 926400