Meaning of HI in Special Education - What Does HI Mean in Special Education

The meaning of HI is hearing impairment and other meanings are below that are found in special education terminology HI has 4 different meanings. All meanings belonging to the abbreviation HI are included only in the terminology of special education, and other meanings are not found.

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HI meanings in special education

1. Hearing impaired

2. Health impaired

3. Hearing-impaired

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Hearing impairment as a disability category is similar to, but not the same as, the deafness category. The official definition of a hearing impairment by the Education of Persons with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is "a permanent or intermittent hearing impairment that interferes with a child's academic achievement but does not fall within the definition of 'deafness'.", understanding the definition of deafness is necessary to understand what types of disabilities qualify as hearing disabilities. A hearing loss above 90 decibels is generally considered deafness, which means that a hearing loss below 90 decibels is classified as a hearing impairment.