This article reviews the characteristics ofage-related hearing loss and discusses theconsequences of hearing loss for seniorprofessors at our universities and colleges. It presents some of the strategies, for use bythe hearing-impaired and thenon-hearing-impaired, to adapt successfully toage-related hearing impairments. Examples arecited for the classroom and for the generaluniversity environment. By commenting on herpersonal experiences as a senior facultymember, the author hopes to illuminate someimportant issues raised when a professor hasimpaired hearing.
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Tidwell, R. The ``invisible'' faculty member: The university professor with a hearing disability. Higher Education 47, 197–210 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:HIGH.0000016421.25286.e8
- Hearing Loss
- Faculty Member
- Hearing Impairment
- Senior Facultymember
- Hearing Disability