Athlete Selection Criteria - Bowling - 2025 Summer Deaflympics

USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) exercises its coordinating authority with each National Sport Organization (NSO) or National Sport Committee (NSC) to develop and approve procedures for selecting athletes to represent the United States in international competitions.

For purposes of competition, the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf does not classify athletes according to their degree of hearing loss. All people with a hearing loss of 55dB or greater in the better ear compete against one another. To be eligible, an athlete must have a hearing loss of 55 decibels (dB) or greater in the better ear (three frequency pure tone average at 500, 1000, and 2000 Hertz [Hz]).

USA Deaf Sports Federation is a full member of the ICSD and complies with the Deaflympics regulations prohibiting the use of hearing aids or cochlear implant aids during any sanctioned competitions.

This selection policy has been agreed upon by the USADSF Bowling Ad Hoc Committee and the USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF). It provides details regarding the process by which the USADSF Bowling Ad Hoc Committee will arrive at athlete nominations.

View the selection criteria here.

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