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Guidelines for Documentation of Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Students with hearing impairments must provide the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) with documentation that meets the general documentation guidelines established by this office. This information not only serves to validate the presence of a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is useful in providing information which supports accommodation needs. All documentation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Preferred Documentation

Students seeking accommodations for a hearing impairment should submit an audiological report from a licensed audiologist. The report should include the following:

  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Limitation
  • Impact of medical condition on the individual


  • EIU/OSDS Initial Intake Form   .docx    .pdf
  • EIU/OSDS Exchange of Information Authorization Form   .docx   .pdf
  • EIU/OSDS Release of Information Form   .docx   .pdf
  • Sign Language Interpreter Request Form   .doc   .pdf
  • Sign Language Interpreter Cancellation Form  .doc  .pdf

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