GOALS

Understanding hearing loss

Anatomy, audiogram, conservation, causes

Technology to help teach the goals


All kinds of knowledge about hearing
Phonak
Look under "Teens & Young Adults" and under "Professionals" includes classroom teacher tips
Printed Media
Printed Media

http://www.bluetreepublishing.com/
Videos & images for ipad, posters, models and more

How the Ear Works
How the ear works
Virtual Exhibit
A GREAT SITE
Dangerous Decibels
How do we hear? What is sound? How loud is too loud?
Save your ears. Measuring sound. etc.
National Institution on Deafness &
Other Communication Disorders
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Lots of information. Try the interactive sound ruler.

http://www.utdallas.edu/~thib/rehabinfo/tohl.htm
Types of hearing losses

http://firstyears.org/lib/sbananalyrics.pdf
Audiogram & speech banana lyrics
external image humanEar.jpg
Turn it to the Left
Look under educational resources for free downloads like the picture to the left.

http://appl.phonak.com/hearinglossdemo.htm
http://www.betterhearing.org/hearing_loss/hearing_loss_simulator/index.cfm
Hearing loss simulators, second one has pictures

http://www.positscience.com/science/how-training-works/program-design/auditory-system
The auditroy system -- hearing

Med El Kids' Corner
"How Hearing Woks", "About Hearing Loss", "How Well Do You Hear?", "What is a CA", etc.
App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/decibel-ultra/id410139517?mt=8
Measures the volume and helps you figure out how loud the noise level is
App
http://appfinder.lisisoft.com/app/hearing-check.html
Check your hearing.




Technology

Aids, implants, assistive listening devices
Look under Equipment.

Functional listening skills

Phonology, decoding, integration, retelling
Look under the topics: Phonology and Comprehension.

Emotional impact

Self knowledge, group activities, challenges

Use Issues

Success for Kids with Hearing Loss.com/resources-for-professionals/social-needs-i-hate-my-hearing-aids http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/
Student's social needs and "I hate my hearing aids".
Heros
Blue Ear Marvel deaf superhero
Comic book character with a hearing aid.



Social interaction

Interaction, social language, feelings about hearing loss
Communicate about hearing loss
http://talk-it-out.wikispaces.com/My+hearing+loss
Students can talk about their hearing loss or respond to others.
Tell your story
http://talk-it-out.wikispaces.com/My+story
Use PhotoStory to make pictures, captions, sounds, and/or voice to tell your story.
Others with hearing loss
Athletes with hearing loss.docx
A list of football and maybe one ot two other sport personalities with hearing loss.
Others with hearing loss
Better Hearing
A list of all kinds of people with hearing loss and a description about them. The above came from this list.
Rights
Access support, IEP & legal process

Legal Rights

AG Bell
Disabilities, education, IDEA, employment rights






Emergency procedures

Hazard identification, emergency planning

Ideas

Emergency Box
Have young students decorate a box. Put in batteries, a flashlight, and a hearing aid case. Keep it in the same location. Keep hearing aids in it when not in use.
Grab the box when there is an emergency like a tornado warning.