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Hearing impairment presentation


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Hearing impairment presentation

  1. 1. Hearing Impairment By: Haleigh Baker
  2. 2. Hearing 1. Sound waves out in the air travel to the pinna and enter the ear 2. Sound waves travel through the ear canal to the middle of the ear. 3. Sound waves reach the inner ear by the eardrum and the ossicles 4. Sound waves are sent to the auditory nerve and reach the brain.
  3. 3. Common Types of Hearing Impairments Conductive Hearing Loss Still hear, but the sound levels seem lower Sensorineural Hearing Loss Still hear, but have trouble hearing clearly, understanding speech, and interpreting various sounds Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder Involves the disorganization of the sound transmission from the inner ear to the brain Central Hearing Loss Less frequent type and more difficult to treat Auditory Processing Disorders Can most often hear well in a quiet environment
  4. 4. A Hearing Aid A Hearing Aid is... “A device that helps to amplify and process sound so that a person can hear what’s going on around them in the most natural way possible.” Hearing Aid Parts Microphone Amplifier Receiver Battery
  5. 5. Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Most common type Best choice if a person has severe hearing loss or for children Manual controls for volume and program change are placed on the top side of the aid
  6. 6. In The Ear (ITE) or Full Shell Best choice if a person has a mild to severe hearing loss Not recommended for children Comes with optional user controls for program and volume change on the outside shell plate
  7. 7. In The Canal (CIC) or Half-Shell Smallest Model Best choice if a person has a moderate to mild hearing loss Works automatically
  8. 8. Receiver In The Canal (RIC) Newer in development Best choice if a person has a mild to severe hearing loss Works fully automatically
  9. 9. Cochlear Implants A person might try after trying a hearing aid Sends signals directly to the brain Can allow people to hear who have never been able to hear before, but there are concerning factors
  10. 10. A Hearing Impairment In The Classroom Classroom Environment Accommodations Let the student find the best place for them to sit Show movies that have captions Teacher Accommodations Use an overhead projector Incorporating visual aids Have rugs or carpet Do not repeat single words Collaborate with the interpreter/transliterator Stand still while talking
  11. 11. Resources view=article&catid=41%3Aschoolissues&id=140%3Ageneraltips&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Item id=220 dn=KidsHealth&lic=1&ps=207&cat_id=20163&article_set=22591