Welcome to VR4HearingLoss

People who are hard of hearing or late deafened are a large, underserved population in the United States who could benefit from VR services. Their service needs are broad and go beyond the provision of hearing aids. VR4HearingLoss will help orient VR professionals to the range of needs and possible services for persons who are hard of hearing or late deafened. These services lead to enhanced workplace success and improved quality of life for consumers.

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Who are our clients with hearing loss and how can we best facilitate effective communication?

What are the characteristics of hearing loss and what are ways of diagnosing and treating people with hearing loss?

How can vocational rehabilitation professionals appropriately prepare to serve consumers with hearing loss?

Where can people with hearing loss find current information, long-term support and tools for self-advocacy?