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Resource
The ear
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Blank audiogram
Frequency in Hertz
low
125
PITCH
250
500
1000
high
2000 4000 8000
-10
0
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
B
U
Z
Z
L O R R Y
F
BAND
Resource
Hearing level in decibels (dB)
10
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Audiogram with sound pictures
Frequency in Hertz (Hz)
Low
Soft
sounds
High
PITCH
125
-10
250
500
1000
2000
4000
8000
0
10
20
p
hg
ch
sh
Hearing level in decibels (dB)
zv
30
j
40
mdb
n
ng
el
u
50
f sth
k
i
oa r
60
70
80
90
F
B
U
Z
100
110
L O R R Y
BAND
120
Levels of deafness:
Mild deafness
24 - 40 dB
Moderate deafness
41 - 70 dB
Severe deafness
71 - 95 dB
Profound deafness
95+ dB
Resource
Loud
sounds
Z
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Quiz – True or False
Names ...................................................................................................................
Date .............................
1) Deaf people cannot talk
true false
2) Deaf people can read Braille
true false
3) Deaf people can read and write
true false
4) Deaf people are different
true false
5) Some deaf people use sign language
true false
6) Deaf people cannot enjoy music
true false
7) Deaf people can hear everything with their hearing aids on
true false
8) Deaf people can get jobs
true false
9) Deaf people can go to university
true false
10) Deaf people cannot drive cars
true false
11) All deaf people can lipread
true false
12) Deaf people are not smart
true false
13) Deaf people do not watch TV because they can’t hear it
true false
14) Deaf people cannot go on an aeroplane
true false
Resource
With your partner read the following quiz questions and tick true or false for
each question. Read each question carefully.
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Hearing aids
Direct audio input
lead to connect
to radio aid
Audio shoe
Microphone
Elbow or
tone hook
Volume
control
Programming
socket
Tube
Audio input
contacts
Earmould
Battery
compartment
Resource
Function/mode
switch
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Cochlear implants
A typical ear level cochlear implant
Transmitter
Transmitter
connecting lead
Ear level microphone
and speech processor
A typical body worn cochlear implant
Ear level
microphone
Transmitter
connecting lead
Microphone
connecting lead
Body worn speech
processor
Resource
Transmitter
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Radio aids
A radio aid consists of a transmitter, worn by a teacher and a receiver worn by
your child.
Body worn
receiver
Behind the
ear receiver
Mircophone and
transmitter
Resource
Neckloop
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Other hearing aids
Bone conduction hearing aid
Headband
Connecting wire
Vibrator
Hearing aid
In the ear hearing aid
Resource
Bone anchored hearing aid
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Hearing aids checklist
Hearing aid
Casing, elbow
check they are not cracked, split or loose
Earmoulds
check they are not split or damaged, check for wax, if it is
blocked use a pin to unblock it, if there is a more severe
blockage you may need to gently wash the earmould in
warm soapy water
Tubing
check it is not squashed, hardened, discoloured or split, if
it is it needs to be replaced. If there are droplets of
condensation in the tubing gently pull it off the elbow and
use a puffer to clear it
Batteries
check the battery is in the right way round and the hearing
aid is switched on.
Volume and settings if there are any visible controls check they are on the
correct settings for the child
Programmes
check it is on the correct programme, for example there
may be a different programme for use with a radio aid
Listening check
use an attenuated stetoclip to listen to the aid to check it
is working and does not sound unusual or distorted
Cochlear Implant
Casing
check it is not split, cracked or loose
Lead
check it is not split or worn and that the connections are
not loose
Display
check the processor display for any fault warning lights or
indicators
Coil
check it is not loose, ask the child to put on their
processor and if appropriate use a wand to check it is
working, for example the light comes on
Batteries
check they are in correctly, fully charged and the processor
is switched on
Listening check
if listening earphones have been provided use them to
check that the microphone is working and the sound does
not sound unusual or distorted
Resource
Programme/settingscheck it is on the correct programme and setting for the
child
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Casing
check it is not cracked, split or damaged
Microphone
check it is not damaged and the cover fits, if necessary
replace
Leads
check they are not worn or damaged , if necessary replace
Batteries
check batteries are fully charged and fitted correctly,
check cover and contacts, if necessary replace
Channels
check both transmitter and receiver are on the same
channel number, letter or colour
Audio shoes
check they are not cracked, split or loose, if so replace
Aerial
check there is no aerial missing or damaged
Display
check displays for any fault warning lights or indicators
Controls
check volume and other controls are set correctly for the
child
Listening check
for children with hearing aids, listen to receiver through
their aids using an attenuated stetoclip, ask someone to
speak into the transmitter at a distance, connect hearing
aids to receiver and listen to each aid in turn. For children
with a cochlear implant, listen by connecting headphones
provided by the manufacturer to the processor if available.
Resource
Radio Aids – transmitter and receiver
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L
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R
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Resource
The British fingerspelling alphabet
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Resource
How would you make these
classroooms more listener friendly?
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Resource
How would you make these
classroooms more listener friendly?
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