You may call our national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. This information is provided as a list of accommodations and classroom modifications for the IEP or 504 Plan team to consider as they discuss what is needed to provide maximal access to the general curriculum and meet the learning needs of the student with hearing loss. Students will vary in terms which of these items are necessary and appropriate to support school progress commensurate with the student’s abilities.Educational settings vary in the extent to which they provide accommodations and modifications to students with hearing loss.
Having students who are deaf or hard of hearing in a classroom can be a great challenge tothe level of accessibility of a class, but can also serve as a catalyst for making effective UDL-focused changes that improve the classroom experience for everyone.
Interacting with students who are deaf or hard of hearing: There are a few key characteristics to be aware of when interacting with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
First, the level of "usable" hearing varies greatly from person to person.
Social Security is committed to communicating effectively with the public, which includes providing meaningful access to all SSA activities, programs, facilities, and services to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
We will provide you, free of charge, with a reasonable accommodation that enables you to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, Social Security programs and activities.