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Teaching Special Education - Hearing Impairments

Candidates with strong people skills and an interest in linguistics or audiology may consider area of special education dealing with deafness and hearing loss. Degree programs in this field provide graduates with the necessary tools to work with special needs students. Read on to learn more.

Inside Teaching Special Education - Deafness and Hearing Loss

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf estimated that, as recently as 2011, there were over 28 million individuals, including one million children, with some level of hearing loss in the United States (www.ntid.rit.edu). To teach special needs students, including learners with hearing loss, every state has licensure requirements. It is also necessary that candidates hold at least a bachelor's degree and complete a training program for teachers. Some states also require individuals to pass certification exams, participate in student teaching or undergo a background check.

If you have an interest in educating those who are hard of hearing, take a look at the following Study.com resources to get information on academic and career options.

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