Documentation for Students with Hearing Impairments

Documentation of a hearing impairment should be in the form of a report from an audiologist.

This report must include:

  • The results of an audiogram that shows the type of hearing loss (either conductive or sensory neural)
  • The degree of hearing loss
  • A specific diagnosis
  • Whether the condition is stable or progressive
  • Possible side effects of any prescribed medication
  • Whether the condition is mitigated by medication or hearing aids
  • A statement of the functional limitation(s) caused by the disability
  • Suggested recommendations for effective and reasonable accommodations