Deafness

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    Partial or complete hearing loss, generally in the severe to profound range, that is present at birth or occurs later in life. Functionally, individuals who are termed "deaf" are unable to hear well enough to rely on their hearing and use it as a means of processing information.

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    Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesProvides assistance to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Offers information on assistive technology and various ways deaf and hard of hearing can use the telephone. Demonstrates listening and alerting devices. Assists in accessing services from state and local government agencies and service organizations. Provides a certificate that verifies hearing loss for a tuition waiver at state-supported post-secondary schools in Texas. Workshops and seminars with a focus on independent living are also available.West CentralDisability in ActionDisability in Action

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