Hearing-Impaired Student's Case Against Medical School May Proceed, Court Rules

A federal appellate court sided on Tuesday with a hearing-impaired medical student who had sued Creighton University for denying him the hearing-assistance technology he had requested.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that the student, Michael S. Argenyi, had proved his claim that without such accommodations, he was unable to follow lectures and classroom discussions or successfully communicate with patients.