“About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.”1 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Hearing loss can affect one or both ears and can range from mild to profound. Even mild or unilateral hearing losses have been shown to impact children’s language development, literacy, and their access to the general education curriculum.
Whether a child’s Least Restrictive Environment is their home campus or a Regional Day School Program for the Deaf, the DHH Specialists at Region 13 are a knowledgeable resource for parents and professionals.
"Almost all methods will work considerably better, yielding a higher achieving deaf child if the teaching is good, if the parents are incorporated into the educational picture and if technology is utilized fully".
-David Luterman, The Young Deaf Child, 1999