Characteristics of Children with Hearing Impairment

Characteristics of Children with Hearing Impairment.

  • Children with hearing impairment are commonly referred to as deaf children.
  • They communicate differently either through speaking (which may sound unclear and or different) or by use of Sign Language; hence they should not be referred to as dumb.
  • Hearing impaired are not the same as hearing children who cannot hear.
  • Over 90% hearing impaired children are born to hearing parents. Hence their language acquisition process gets delayed.
  • They form a heterogeneous group due to their parental/family status of hearing, age of detection and identification, type and degree of hearing loss, type of hearing device they use and the early intervention program that they have attended.
  • Some children use manual language i.e. signs language while some may lip read and use spoken language to communicate. There could be some who use a combination called Total communication.

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