Deaf & Hard of Hearing describes those with functional hearing loss which may range from mild to profound. For many Deaf individuals, deafness is not considered a disability. The term disability means they are unable and gives a feeling of weakness. The opposite is often true in that Deaf individuals are able to connect, contribute, and they see their deafness in a positive light. The resources in this guide focus on healthcare, treatment and the wellbeing of those in the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community as well as increase education on these subjects. Some terms for better understanding have been defined below.
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