Hearing Impairments Factsheet (for Schools)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-snfHearingImpairments-enHD-AR1.pngWhat teachers should know about hearing impairments, and how to help students who have one succeed in school.hearing impairments special needs factsheet, hearing impairment, hearing, hear, deaf, deafness, hearing loss, impaired hearing, ear, ears, CD1Hearing Loss, CD1Audiology & Hearing, CD1Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD), CD1Cochlear Implants, CD1Speech & Language Therapy, CD1Central Auditory Processing Disorder08/29/201311/08/201911/08/2019Mary L. Gavin, MD06/01/2018f51678ce-04f3-4835-b870-832c4ea29326https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hearing-factsheet.html/<h3>What Teachers Should Know</h3> <p>Some people are born with hearing impairments, while others lose their hearing through injuries, infections, or even loud noises.</p> <p>Hearing-impaired students may use hearing aids that fit inside or behind the ear. Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices that bypass the damaged inner ear and send signals directly to the auditory nerve. New technologies are making it possible for more hearing-impaired students to attend school and participate in activities with their hearing peers.</p> <p>Students with hearing impairments may:</p> <ul> <li>wear hearing aids, have cochlear implants, or use FM systems, which include a microphone/transmitter worn by the teacher and a receiver worn by the student</li> <li>need to use real-time captioning for any audio-visual videos used in the classroom</li> <li>need voice-recognition software on their computers, which can help with note-taking</li> <li>understand speech by watching the speaker's mouth movements, facial expressions, and gestures, within context. This skill is called speech-reading or lip-reading.</li> <li>use ASL (American Sign Language), Cued Speech, or other sign languages</li> <li>need an interpreter to facilitate communication</li> <li>require speech therapy due to delayed speech or language development</li> <li>need to sit closer to the front of the class to read lips or hear more clearly</li> <li>need quiet areas</li> <li>need instructions repeated</li> </ul> <h3>What Teachers Can Do</h3> <p>Encourage your hearing-impaired students to participate in all classroom and extracurricular activities.</p> <p>Most hearing-impaired students can speech-read to some extent, but try to determine how well. To help your hearing-impaired students speech-read, make sure to face them when you talk, talk slowly and clearly, and don't yell. As long as they have their amplifiers on, you can speak in a normal tone. Try to minimize background noises.</p> <p>Use lots of pictures, graphics, and text labels. Try not to turn your back and speak while writing on a board. Remember: Many hearing-impaired students are visual learners.</p> <p>Consider arranging chairs in your classroom in a circle so your hearing-impaired students can interact with classmates.</p> <p>Check with a special education teacher, speech&ndash;language pathologist, or school nurse to see if any assistive hearing devices or other technology might be helpful.</p>
504 Education PlansIf your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/504-plans.html/0af3e773-e353-4673-a384-b0e9b4a5c1f2
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)Some kids have hearing loss due to auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD), a problem in the transmission of sound from the inner ear to the brain.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ansd.html/4072a0d0-3b8d-4732-bcac-9bcc561f409b
Can Loud Music Hurt My Ears?Loud music can cause temporary and permanent hearing loss. Learn how to protect your ears so you won't be saying, "Huh? What did you say?"https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/rock-music.html/4f1d6c6d-b485-4f3c-8755-268031bd53b3
Cochlear ImplantsCochlear implant can help many kids with severe hearing loss. Find out how they work and who can get them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cochlear.html/6531199f-f9a3-4dac-8918-c35c9ccdb9a0
Delayed Speech or Language DevelopmentKnowing what's "normal" and what's not in speech and language development can help you figure out if you should be concerned or if your child is right on schedule.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/not-talk.html/0c41b2d1-1773-4a32-aeca-9a09589718ab
Going to a Speech TherapistYou might visit a speech therapist if you're having trouble speaking or understanding others. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/speech-therapist.html/949b7d74-02e5-451d-b374-bf774e71c3de
Going to the AudiologistWhen a kid has trouble hearing, an audiologist can help. That's a person specially trained to understand how hearing works and to help kids who don't hear normally.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/hearing-test.html/1183d59f-cba5-4863-a333-e4aa73e6d828
Hearing AidsWant to hear what's being said to you, by you, and about you? Find out how hearing aids help people with certain types of hearing loss.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hearing-aids.html/4d02d0e0-6657-4f93-9dd5-62447c4a7847
Hearing Evaluation in ChildrenHearing problems can be overcome if they're caught early, so it's important to get your child's hearing screened early and checked regularly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hear.html/f867639c-fb49-46cc-a897-8386816dad97
Hearing ImpairmentHearing impairment occurs when there's a problem with or damage to one or more parts of the ear. Find out its causes and what can be done to help correct it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hearing-impairment.html/66d2cedf-4bea-4da5-b6f2-62fd222fd246
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/iep.html/ef341e68-df36-41ee-a535-d8b3906379f7
Speech-Language TherapyWorking with a certified speech-language pathologist can help a child with speech or language difficulties.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/speech-therapy.html/9bcaa854-6c27-4d01-80c3-176d24a1ac3e
What's Hearing Loss?Hearing loss happens when there is a problem with the ear, nerves connected to the ear, or the part of the brain that controls hearing. Someone who has hearing loss may be able to hear some sounds or nothing at all. To learn more, read this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/hearing-impairment.html/9a3276cb-c032-4e30-8c12-a349f4d911f7
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