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Hearing Support

Hearing Support Services

The BCIU provides hearing support services to students ages 5 through 21 from various Berks County school districts.

Based on Part 300 of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Pennsylvania’s Chapter 14, Special Education Services and Programs State Regulations, the definition of a hearing impairment is: “an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance but that is not included under the definition of deafness.”

The definition for deafness is: “a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.”

Program Contact Info

Brian Hocking
610-987-8504
brihoc@berksiu.org

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