§5-14-2. Definitions

Published: 2015

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WVC 5 - 14 - 2

§5-14-2. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(a) "Deaf" means severe to profound impairment of the sense of

hearing whereby the understanding of speech is unattainable through

the ear alone with or without amplification, and visual

communication is used as the primary mode of communication.

(b) "Hard of hearing" means significant impairment to the

sense of hearing, but not to the extent that the person must rely

primarily on visual communication.

(c) "Hearing-impaired" means persons who are either deaf or

hard of hearing.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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