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Hearing Impairment/Deafness

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Deafness means a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. (34 CFR Sec. 300.8(c)(3)) Hearing impairment means an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance but that is not included under the definition of deafness in this section. (34 CFR Sec. 300.8(c)(5)) In New Mexico, the terms deafness and hearing impairment are combined into one eligibility category called Hearing Impairment, including Deafness. (Subsection B (2) of NMAC).


American Society for Deaf Children
Toll free: 800-942-2732

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Members
Toll free: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD)

Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)

Families for Hands and Voices

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

New Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Toll free: 800-489-5836 

The New Mexico School for the Deaf
Toll free: 800-841-6699

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Page last updated October 6, 2021