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Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Definition: According to Colorado Eligibility, a child with a hearing impairment, including Deafness shall have a deficiency in hearing sensitivity as demonstrated by an elevated threshold of auditory sensitivity to pure tones or speech where even with the help of amplification, the child is prevented from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.

The Colorado Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Children’s Educational Act (ECEA) defines the criteria for identifying a student with a hearing disability (Deaf/Hard of Hearing). Colorado’s Deaf Child Bill of Rights (1996) requires that all students with a hearing disability have a Communication Plan that considers students’ communicative needs as they relate to social and emotional development.

What's New

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Listen, Learn, Ask, Answer (LLAA)

Shauna Moden and the Deaf, Hard of Hearing team will have Listen, Learn, Ask, Answer sessions two times a month. One session will be for "New D/HH Employees" and the other will geared for "Seasoned and New Employees"

Participants must register for each session individually.

New D/HH Employee LLAA Session Dates, Topics & Registration Links: 

Seasoned & New D/HH Employee LLAA Session Dates, Topics & Registration Links: 


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D/HH Job Board

 View the latest listing of Deaf Hard of Hearing jobs across the state. 


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Statewide Deaf/HH Events Calendar

View Deaf/HH Events Calendar


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Bulletin Board 

Bulletin Board features D/HH specific announcements and important information.

Want to Add to the Events Calendar or Bulletin Board? 

To post an event, on the Statewide Deaf/HH Events Calendar or Bulletin Board, please complete the Post an Event Google Form. Pease have ready the following information: event title; date; time; location; event description; sponsoring organization and contact information.

 If you have an event flyer or web link, please include it for posting on the events calendar/bulletin board.  For events requiring an RSVP and/or request for accommodations, please add that information (along with instructions/contact information) within the event description.

Google Forms must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the event. 

These events are not a representation of the Colorado Department of Education, nor are they an endorsement from CDE.  Unless specified, CDE does not organize these events. This is simply a platform for Deaf/HH events to be listed.



[Employment/Professional Info Link]

  • Listservs for CO Providers
  • Statewide Collaboration Information
  • Mentor Program for School Professionals
  • Employment
  • Teachers of the Deaf
  • Educational Audiologists
  • Educational Interpreters


[Parent/Family Resource Link]

  • Organizations
  • Resources
    • Accessibility During COVID
    • Understanding Hearing Loss
    • Birth - 3 Years Old
    • Transition Services

Forms and Documents

[Services/Support Programs Link]

  • D/HH Related Documents
  • Archived Deaf/Hard of Hearing Newsletters



For more information about services for students who are hearing impaired, please contact:

Shauna Moden, Deaf Education Specialist
Phone: 720-413-0179
Email Shauna Moden



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