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Medical and Allied Health Careers: Technical Standards and Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Improved access and advancements in technology have allowed individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, who might not have previously considered a career in the health care field, to now pursue this option. Nonetheless, barriers continue to exist, caused in part by the technical standards established by academia and training programs. Technical standards are a set of abilities and characteristics a person is required to possess in order to gain admission to an educational or training program.

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