Folder: Ear and Hearing Loss Essay

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Raising a child in Deaf Culture * Lost of Hearing * Non-Genetic hearing loss is caused by illness or trauma from birth or before birth. Also, older children and infants can develop non-genetic hearing loss by illness and trauma. * Viral Infections tends to cause the highest risk of a newborn developing a hearing loss. * Low Birth Weight * Cancer & Radioactive Drug taken during pregnancy * Viral Meningitis & Bacterial Infections * Scarlet Fever: Most common illness that causes hearing loss. * Hearing Loss Percentage * Genetic- 50% * Non-Genetic- 25% * Unknown- 25% * Hearing Loss can be ranged from Mild to Profound * Adjusting to the disability * Speech Therapy * Cochlear Implants * Variety Selection of Hearing Aids * Frequently visits to the Audiologist- Understanding the Audiograms and the using of Assistive listening devices * Hearing Parents * Understanding the Deaf culture * Learning a new language to communicate with your child * 1st Signed Exact English (SEE), then move onto Pidgin Signed Language (PSL) * Screaming doesn’t help if the child doesn’t understand, Audio-Visual clues is helpful. It might be confusing to the parents sometimes, but it will also be confusing to the child majority of the times. * * Education * Hearing and Deaf parents sometimes agree with Deaf Education schools. This can also be a tough choice, meaning the family moving out-of-state or country closer to a school that best fits the needs of the Deaf child. * Auditory-oral and auditory-verbal education * This type of education is when they believe that the deaf should learn spoken language. Meaning, excluding their child from the deaf culture learning ASL as their first language. This requires a lot of parental involvement because the parents and the family isn’t required to learn sign language in this particular type of education. * Deaf Children * “Bi-Bi”- Bilingual-Bicultural- Deaf children are bilingual with the ability to learn any other language including Sign Language which will always be their first. And also, Bicultural, meaning part of two cultures (Deaf and Hearing culture) or two communities. * They learn ASL as they main language to communicate with others, but while attending an mainstreamed school they learn English as their second language. They may also learn Spoken English, but the downfall is that they are unable to hear the speech and the vowels being pronounce so it will be hard for them. * Auditory-Oral Method: * Talking (Speech Therapy) * Using their hearing as much as they can * Read Lips * Use other clues to help understand the individual * Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants plays an important role in the child’s hearing development. * Different Types of Hearing Loss * Sensorineural Hearing Loss- Most common hearing loss * The most common causes of Sensorineural hearing loss are: age related changes, noise exposure, inner ear blood circulation issues, various diseases, inner ear fluid disturbances, ototoxic medication (cancer and radioactive drugs) , genetics and problems with the hearing nerve. * This only occurs when the problem is in the inner ear * Permanent hearing loss and no cure * 90% of all hearing aid wearers have this particular type of hearing loss * Conductive Hearing Loss- The second most common hearing loss * may result from earwax blocking the ear canal, fluid in the middle ear, middle ear infection, obstructions in the ear canal, deformations, perforations (hole) in the eardrum or disease of any of the three middle ear bones. * Can be surgical repaired * Can also be permanent if there any permanent damage to the middle ear components or due to diseases of the middle ear.…