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Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank

The Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank was created to provide immediate access to hearing aids to infants, toddlers, and children.

Tech Tools – Deaf-Blindness

The Braille Sense U2 is a communication system device for deaf-blind users and features vibratory feedback, integrated connectivity with common-audio amplifications systems, and a built-in brailler.

Understanding Disabilities

Each disability has unique behaviors and characteristics that place it in its own category according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA)

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Hearing Impairment

Hearing impairment is defined in special education law as “an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance but is not included under the definition of ‘deafness’.” While the term “hearing impaired” is used in the law and by some medical professionals, the terms “Deaf and Hard of Hearing” (D/HoH) are […]