WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 5 - 14 - 2
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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