Challenges facing the Education of Hearing Impairments Learners in Schools in Masinga Division, Yatta District, Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
The research topic was on challenges facing the education of the hearing impaired /earners in schools in Masinga Division. In chapter one, the researcher came up with the statement of the problem and the objectives of the study. In chapter two - literature review the researcher defined the term hearing impairment stated the causes and the types of hearing impairment. In this chapter the researcher noted the characteristics, which enables one to identify a learner with hearing impairment; this chapter also stated what other people say about the hearing impaired both in Africa and other countries of the world. In chapter three the researcher used a descriptive design to collect data from various respondents. Questionnaires were used which he sent to four head teachers, eight teachers, eight parents and twenty learners. In chapter four the four the researcher analyzed all responses from head teachers, teachers parents and learners in tabular form. The researcher was to find out the challenges facing the education of hearing impaired learners in schools within Masinga Division. From the analysis it was shown that the enrolment of the four schools was between 100 - 500 learners and all schools had enough teachers but the teachers had no experience on how to handle learners with hearing impairment except those teachers who are undergoing distance learning in special needs education.
A research report submitted to Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Degree in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University Uganda.
Hearing Impairments, Learners, Challenges, Yatta District, Kenya.