Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)

"Deaf and Hard of Hearing" means a diminished sensitivity to sound or hearing loss that is expressed in terms of standard audiological measures. Hearing loss has the potential to affect education, communicative, or social functioning that may result in the need for special education instruction and related services. 

See the State Deaf and Hard of Hearing criteria for more specific information.

Understanding Hearing Loss

   Classroom Resources
 How Hearing Works

 What Does it Sound Like? 

   Captioned Media Program

 Article: Splitting Attention for DHH Students     
 Hearing Aid Listening Check      
Parent Resources

  MN Hands and Voices

  Financial Assistance Guidance

  MN Financial Resources

   Lifeprint Fingerspelling

First 100 Signs

Communication Tech Lab: Online ASL  Dictionary

Deaf World: Online ASL Dictionary

Handspeak: Online ASL Resource


 ASL University

Early Hearing Detection Intervention (EHDI)

   Disability Rights
 Center for Early Literacy Learning

  My Baby's Hearing

  Teaching Babies with Hearing Loss to Listen &  Talk

   Disability Disclosure- General

 Post-High School Disclosure


 College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

College Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students