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Documentation Guidelines

Deafness & Hearing Loss

The documentation should:

  • Be completed by a qualified professional.  Qualified individuals include otolaryngologists, audiologists, and other certified or licensed specialists with relevant training
  • Reflect current functioning and include an audiological evaluation and/or audiogram; information about the type and degree of hearing loss, and prognosis.  If hearing loss is progressive, and annual audiogram may be requested
  • Describe the functional limitations of the condition and the resulting impact on major life activities
  • Establish a relationship between the functional limitations of the condition and any recommended academic accommodations or adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services