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The majority of hearing impaired students in public universities in Saudi Arabia encounter several challenges, including inadequate learning infrastructure and poor academic inclusion. Although they have the potential to succeed, these inadequacies curtail their ability to attain desirable academic standards. In most cases, they feel left out not only in class work, but also in co-curricular activities, which results in dismal performance and low self-esteem. University administration can fix these problems so as to give the hearing impaired students a productive and fulfilling learning environment at the university. This research examined the impact of the inadequate learning infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, and academic inclusion on the performance of first-year hearing-impaired students. Findings suggest that there is still a need for program development for hearing impaired students.

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Graduate Research

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Abd El Nasser A Abd El Razek

Primary Advisor's Department

Counselor Educ & Human Servs


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The Current State of Academic Services for Hearing Impaired Students at Public Universities in Saudi Arabia