Chapter 3, Slide F - Communication Disorders: General Information
1. Types of disorders
e. Hearing impaired: Disorders related to the individual's ability to perceive and discriminate the sounds of the language.
- Hard of hearing: reduced hearing, but hearing is the main means of receptive communication. Usually can be helped with hearing aids.
- Deaf: hearing reduced to point where it cannot be used for main means of receptive communication. Most "deaf" individuals have some residual hearing, but hearing aids may not be helpful.
- When do you have trouble hearing? Most of us have some trouble hearing when we have a bad cold, as it affects the ears ability to transmit sound.