Social Security Administration Publishes Final Rules

The Social Security Administration has published final rules for hearing impairments in the Federal Register. These final rules will be used to evaluate hearing impairments in both adults and children who apply for, or receive, Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments based on disability. 


These rules become effective August 2, 2010 and will remain in effect for 5 years, unless they are revised or the effective date is extended. You can find these rules at: 

About American Society for Deaf Children

We believe deaf or hard-of-hearing children are entitled to full communication access in their home, school, and community. We also believe that language development, respect for the Deaf, and access to deaf and hard-of-hearing role models are important to assure optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development.  Read More

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