Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (HOH) Guidelines

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (HOH)


Registration materials must consist of:

-A recent evaluation (usually within 3 years, the age of acceptable documentation is dependent upon the diagnosis, current impact, and the student's request for accommodations): 

-The most recent:

  • Copy of evaluation including a specific designation as Deaf or HOH and the date of the original diagnosis, including procedures used to diagnose the disability
  • A clear statement specifying functional impact (e.g., substantial limitations to one or more major life activities including the frequency, duration, and severity of symptoms) due to the disability for which the student may require accommodations.  This statement must include information regarding the use of hearing aids or other amplification systems.  If hearing is stable, a statement to that effect and the most recent documentation should be submitted.  If hearing is not stable, documentation should be as close as possible to the date that accommodations are requested (usually within the last 6 months); this should also include any anticipated changes in the student's condition

-If the limitations are in learning (e.g., reading, mathematics, and written expression), an appropriate psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation may be administered to document cognitive ability/achievement

-It is also recommend to submit the most recent of the following documents from high school, if they exist:

  • Copy of IEP(s)
  • Copy of 504 Plan(s)
  • Copy of Summary of Performance (SOP)

Transfer Students: If you were registered eligible for accommodations and services at another College or University, please have the Disability Services office send a letter of verification of accommodations & services to UNH DSS.  Please have them include the following on their letterhead:

  • Date(s)/length of time you were eligible for services
  • Accommodations & services that were approved