Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Deaf/Hard of Hearing 2017-10-02T08:56:17+00:00

The Washington State educational definition of “deaf” reads:

Deafness means a hearing impairment that is so severe that the student is impaired in linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, that adversely affects a student’s educational performance.

The Washington State educational definition of “hearing impaired” reads:

Hearing Impairment means an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a student’s educational performance but that is not included under the definition of deafness in this section.

The Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL) Outreach Team offers statewide services to deaf and hard of hearing students, teachers of the deaf, educators serving the deaf, educational interpreters and families of deaf infants, toddlers and students.

For information regarding a child between Birth to 5 years, contact:
Kris Ching: 360-418-4292 or kris.ching@cdhl.wa.gov

For information regarding a child between 6 to 21 years, contact:
Carol Carrothers: 855-342-1670 or carol.carrothers@cwu.edu


CDHL’s Executive Director, Rick Hauan recently presented to the Washington State Legislature, House Education Committee – view the presentation for information shared about Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss.