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A classroom note taker is the service most often provided for students with hearing impairments.

A 1993 survey by the National Center for Education Statistics reported that 75% of two-year and four-year post secondary education institutions that provided specific accommodations for students who were deaf and hard of hearing used classroom note takers as a support service. Sixty seven percent of the schools provided sign language interpreters and 65% provided tutors. Assistive listening devices (33%) and oral interpreters (20%) were other accommodations reported.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Educational Statistics, Post secondary Education Quick Information System, Survey on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Post secondary Education, 1993.

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