Appeals court reinstates ADA suit brought against college by student with hearing loss

By Fred Cohen Last June, I discussed a federal district (i.e., trial) court decision in the case of Argenyi v. Creighton University, 2011 WL 4431177 (D. Neb. 2011) (not reported elsewhere). The court granted summary judgment to Creighton, the defendant, finding, in effect, that no further discovery, and certainly not a trial, was necessary because…

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Eleven misconceptions teachers should know about children with hearing loss

By Janice Schacter Lintz   (1) People with hearing loss are older adults. According to NIDCD and the Better Hearing Institute, of the 36 million people in the United States with some degree of hearing loss, only 30% are 65 or older.   (2) A child who responds to sound does not have a hearing…

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