Annual Survey form

Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children & Youth

Gallaudet University's Research Institute (GRI) has been collecting demographic, audiological, and other educationally relevant information on children with impaired hearing since 1968 through its Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children & Youth.

The resulting information is used by a wide variety of individuals and organizations: state and federal education and budgetary officials, education staff within schools, and other researchers. Due to our strict adherence to confidentiality, data are reported only in summary, cumulative reports; no individual student or individual school data from the survey are ever released by the GRI.

The Annual Survey has also provided a sampling framework for several national achievement testing projects using the Stanford Achievement Test in 1974, 1983, 1990, 1996, and 2003. The norms from these testing programs are used extensively by schools and programs educating deaf students.

For more information, contact Kay Lam.

[Last modified: 2012.12.03 16:54:17. by Kevin Cole]

DISCLAIMER: This website contains documents with terms that may be considered by today's reader as outdated and even offensive. For example, the term "hearing impairment" is sometimes used as a category for levels of hearing loss, such as hard of hearing and deaf. Some people now see cultural identification and communication preference as defining characteristics behind terms such as hard of hearing and deaf, and they do not favor terms conveying medical distinctions and loss. Yet we recognize that removing and changing terms may alter the precise meaning of the scientific author. A solution may be found by expanding the scope of future research to include non-medical perspectives.
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