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Tips for teachers of students with hearing loss

Distance- and classroom-learning accommodations

Girl learning remotelyThe 2020 back-to-school season brings a whole new set of hearing and communication challenges for children with hearing loss. These challenges will vary depending on whether your child will be engaged in distance learning or in a classroom setting observing social distancing. Compounding the difficulties: some students will alternate between both worlds.

Whichever learning situation your child will be in, CHC encourages you to advocate for the needs of your child. Reach out to teachers to help them understand the barriers to hearing that children with hearing loss face in the classroom or while learning remotely, and encourage teachers to make appropriate accommodations. A few simple steps is all it takes.


Click below to download a tip sheet to share with your child’s teachers. We find educators are incredibly supportive when it comes to helping children reach their academic potential.

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CHC’s remote-learning consultant services

Did you know CHC’s Teachers of the Deaf are now offering remote-learning and home-school consultant services for students of all ages with hearing loss? These programs have been designed to support your child’s virtual learning curriculum and to take the pressure of prioritizing and organizing your child’s school day off of you.

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Other back-to-school resources

Benefits of educational support »

ABC’s of literacy »

Tips for  better hearing while remote learning »

Keeping hearing devices on your child’s head »

Free activities to do at home »