Hearing Impairment. A hearing impairment is a disability impairing
hearing either fluctuating or permanent. Hearing impaired learners may have a diminished
ability to hear certain frequencies or pitches, or they may have difficulty hearing all frequency
levels. Severe hearing impairment can also be defined
as deafness. Hearing impaired learners using course materials
will require videos to be captioned, as well as alternate assignments to assignments that
may have intense auditory distractions, or background noise.