a. Qualifications of the evaluator: A licensed audiologist, certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, or a licensed medical doctor with certification in otology, or otolaryngology, will be viewed as qualified to substantiate disabilities of hearing. The name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification, as well as the area of specialization, employment and state/province in which the individual practices, should be clearly stated. All reports/letters should be on letterhead, typed, dated, signed and otherwise legible.
b. Substantiation of the disability:The requisite document will be an audiogram, which has been completed within the last year. The audiogram should include verification (for both ears) of hearing sensitivity by pure-tone frequency, speech thresholds, and discrimination. The audiogram should be accompanied by a report or letter describing the nature and severity of the disability, functional limitations in the college environment and justification for each of the requested accommodations.
c. Recommendations for accommodations: The report or letter should include specific recommendations for accommodations and an explanation as to why each accommodation is recommended.