Hearing Impairment Learning in a Silent World
Hearing Impairment in America <ul><li>28 million Americans have hearing impairments </li></ul><ul><li>2 to 3 out of every ...
What is a Hearing Impairment? <ul><li>Usher Syndrome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profoundly deaf individuals who degress till th...
 
Communication <ul><li>American Sign Language (ASL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by the hearing impared to communicate in the...
Communication Cont. <ul><li>Cued Speech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lip reading where motion cues help differentiate certain wor...
Conditions for the hearing impaired <ul><li>May speak normal but have difficulty with faint or distant speech </li></ul><u...
In the Classroom
In the Classroom <ul><li>Teachers can create activities for all students to bring about understanding </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
In the Classroom Cont. <ul><li>It is important to write key points on the board including assigments and tasks </li></ul><...
In the Classroom Cont.  <ul><li>Remind students of hearing impaired individuals who have done great things </li></ul><ul><...
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Hearing loss

  1. 1. Hearing Impairment Learning in a Silent World
  2. 2. Hearing Impairment in America <ul><li>28 million Americans have hearing impairments </li></ul><ul><li>2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children is born with hearing loss </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 children have cochlear implants </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Hearing Impairment? <ul><li>Usher Syndrome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profoundly deaf individuals who degress till they are blind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hereditary and environment play a role </li></ul><ul><li>Sensorineural= damage to the inner ear </li></ul><ul><li>Conductive= damage by disease or obstructions </li></ul><ul><li>There can be a mixture of these causes </li></ul>
  4. 5. Communication <ul><li>American Sign Language (ASL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by the hearing impared to communicate in the US </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Signed English/ Pidgin Signed English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASL mixed with finger spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speech Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually referred to as lip reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to differentiate some words </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Communication Cont. <ul><li>Cued Speech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lip reading where motion cues help differentiate certain words and noises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I.e. a cue to distinguish between a “p” and “b” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Oral communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of remaining hearing, speech, and lip reading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finger spelling with spoken words </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Conditions for the hearing impaired <ul><li>May speak normal but have difficulty with faint or distant speech </li></ul><ul><li>Cochliar implants or hearing aids are common </li></ul><ul><li>Profoundly deaf may need interpreters </li></ul><ul><li>Signaling devices help notify the impaired </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I.e. flashing lights notifying ringing telephone or doorbell </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. In the Classroom
  8. 9. In the Classroom <ul><li>Teachers can create activities for all students to bring about understanding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can wear earplugs during a lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teachers do not need to speak louder or over enunciate their words </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom should be organized with the hearing impaired student closer to the teacher </li></ul>
  9. 10. In the Classroom Cont. <ul><li>It is important to write key points on the board including assigments and tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Never speak with your back turned to the student </li></ul><ul><li>Give hearing impaired student printouts to help the process </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the student away from loud areas of the room </li></ul><ul><li>Never impede the view of the student </li></ul>
  10. 11. In the Classroom Cont. <ul><li>Remind students of hearing impaired individuals who have done great things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Beethoven </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be aware that students hearing can diminish. Students can be referred to the schools audiologist for help. </li></ul>

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