Workshop: Communicating with Hearing-Impaired Persons

Course ID - CTD0519

Short Title: Hearing-Impaired

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    All Employees
Length of Workshop:     2 hours
Prerequisite  None

Description: This workshop is designed to provide faculty, staff, and administrators with knowledge regarding the needs of hearing impaired persons. Additionally, this workshop will provide the opportunity for the participants to understand communication skills and techniques to enhance communication with a hearing impaired person.


 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use communication techniques for interacting with a hearing-impaired person
  • Explain the common misconceptions about the hearing-impaired and their use of hearing aids and speech reading and their ability to learn to speak
  • Understand the components of American Sign Language
  • Use introductory vocabulary that is geared toward medical and school related settings
  • Use survival sign language communications - questions and simple sentences
  • Know strategies for communicating through a sign language interpreter
  • Identify social and personal attitudes toward a person with a hearing loss


Reference #





Evaluation link

Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0519
Course Title: Hearing-Impaired
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.