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Students with an undisclosed hearing loss: a challenge for academic access, progress, and success?

Richardson, John T. E.; Long, Gary L. and Woodley, Alan (2004). Students with an undisclosed hearing loss: a challenge for academic access, progress, and success? Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 9(4) pp. 427–440.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enh044
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Abstract

It has been suggested that only 8% of postsecondary students in the United States who have a hearing loss have disclosed that hearing loss to their institutions. Consistent with this suggestion, two anonymous surveys of students enrolled in courses with the Open University in the United Kingdom suggested that there were roughly 9,000 students in the Open University itself and over 42,000 students in higher education across the United Kingdom as a whole who had a hearing loss that they had not disclosed to their institutions. These students tended to be older people with a relatively mild hearing loss that did not disrupt their communication with other students or their active engagement with learning activities. The impact of the students' hearing loss upon their approaches to studying seemed to be relatively slight, but it was associated with an increase in the students' perceived academic workload.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1081-4159
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 942
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 08:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/942
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