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.…
nerve in my right ear is dead,
leaving me with only monaural hearing. Surgery did not work, and conventional
hearing aids can’t help people who are totally deaf in one ear. Fortunately,
creative innovation combined with technological development has
provided a “cutting edge” solution. A doctor in Connecticut has developed
a trans-cranial hearing aid—the sound produced by the aid is transmitted
so powerfully that it is conducted through the skull to the nerves in the
good ear, on the opposite…
* You can create folders on any drive, whether it’s a hard drive, flash drive or some other type of storage medium. If you organize your folders properly, you will discover that finding the one you need is a snap.
* It is vital that you organize folders on your computer in a logical manner, especially as the number of files grows.
* A key part of keeping your files organized is creating folders and subfolder’s to store them as much as you use file folders to keep your paper files…
Hearing Paper: Otitis Media
University of Montana
Middle ear disease and middle ear infection are two of the many ways to refer to otitis media, an inflammation of the middle ear. Despite its many names, otitis media has only one primary cause, Eustachian (auditory) tube dysfunction. There are many risk factors that may prevent proper Eustachian tube function and which may ultimately result in a conductive hearing loss (Klein, 1994).
The Eustachian tube is described…
MUSIC, HEALTH AND THE LAW
WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY AND PROTECTING YOUR HEARING
In this assignment I will be discussing and explaining the potential risks and first aid responses when working with electrical equipment and also exploring the physiology of the human ear. I will also cover and discuss legislation’s relating to noise levels/exposure and using electrical equipment in public.
WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY AND ITS RISKS
Electricity is essentially a source of energy that we all use on a…
How is cochlear implant technology changing to help the hearing of deaf people? The cochlear implant is a small device that can bring hearing to a person who is profoundly deaf or is hard of hearing. “A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.” (Cochlear) The cochlear…
Shanta Everington reviews ‘A Loss for Words’ by Lou Ann Walker, an autobiographical account of her life as the hearing daughter of profoundly deaf parents. (Review first published in Audacity Magazine, June 2006) |
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Walker’s memoir, written from a hearing person’s perspective, explores the dynamics between deaf and hearing culture and the unique role occupied by children of deaf parents, who move between deaf or hearing worlds, often feeling as though they…
April 20, 2015
Hearing Impairment and Learning in adult age, my own view like a Hearing impaired.
I’m not born hearing impaired and I remember exactly the day when I became hearing impaired. The consequences of hearing loss are far from trivial, and the challenges are many, but we must not forget that being hearing impaired is not limited only to a pathology: it is also a culture! From a purely scientific point of view, the difference between the words "Deaf" and "Hearing Impaired" is essentially…
Mechanisms of human hearing
Our ears are one of the most delicate and extraordinary organs in the body.
To understand the Physiology of the ear we can break the ear anatomy into three regions, Outer Ear, Middle Ear and the Inner Ear.
Outer Ear: The outer part of the ear which is visible to everyone is called Pinna, It consists of the ear lobes, helix, anti-helix, tubercle, the concha (which is nearest to our ear canal), tragus (which projects immediately in front of our ear canal). The hole…
There are three main types of hearing losses. They are conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. The type of hearing loss depends upon where in the ear the problem occurs. With conductive hearing loss there is a problem in the external or middle ear that prevents sound from reaching the nerves in the inner ear. External otitis; also known as swimmers ear can also be a cause of conductive hearing loss. Other causes include excessive cerumen or presence of a foreign body in the ear canal. Infections involving…