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The Ear, Hearing and Hearing Impairment: Impulse sound and hearing impairment (link list)

Link list:
Selected links for working on the inquiry task of the same name.

Information and ideas:
Suitable as a source for Internet inquiry for teachers and students alike.

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The Ear, Hearing and Hearing Impairment: Effects of noise

Schematic diagram:
The graphic shows that - apart from physical effects - sound does not become noise until it reaches the brain.

Noise has effects on the physical and mental health of human beings. What the individual subjectively considers to be noise depends on a number of factors, for example the individual's own mood.

Information and ideas:
Can be used as introduction to topic "What are the effects of noise??.
Can also be used for illustration purposes: individual parts can be covered up (and then gradually uncovered in the course of the lesson).

Relevant for teaching:
Noise: causes, effect, protection

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The Ear, Hearing and Hearing Impairment: hear it

Website (Ger., Eng., Fr., Sp.):
Information material, offers of help and prevention are the main topics covered by this website.

Comprehensive information on the topic of hearing impairment. The hear it website looks into topics like information and prevention.

Information and ideas:
A good reference site for teachers and parents.

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Noise and concentration - for example music

Photo:
You can do homework more quickly with music on? Tests show this only applies to routine tasks. Otherwise music is more like disturbing noise.

Is music relaxing pleasure or a disturbing noise? This is a very subjective matter. Objectively the answer depends on the specific situation!

Information and ideas:
This question "Music on when doing homework?" is an evergreen. Maybe an objective answer can be reached using the criteria of concentration and effectiveness?

Relevant for teaching:
Hearing defects/hearing impairment
How hearing works
Damage to the sense organs
Noise
Personal health care

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Age-related hearing loss

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Hearing ability is reduced with increasing age. This can cause danger for older people in road traffic.

Age-related hearing loss or presbycusis is the gradual increase in hearing impairment caused by the dying of cells in the inner ear or auditory nerve. It usually begins with a loss of high frequency tones and then, later on, medium frequency tones. Both ears are equally affected which means that from a certain degree of hearing impairment, normal everyday speech can only be understood with difficulty. This hearing impairment causes problems for older people, for example, in road traffic. Other road users have to be particularly alert.

Information and ideas:
This special situation can be used to lead on to a general discussion of hearing impairment or hearing loss and what it means for young people as well. The question of how to deal and communicate with such people can be discussed.

Relevant for teaching:
Hearing defects/hearing impairment
How hearing works
Sound transduction

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Sticking object into ear

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Do not stick objects in your ear! It can lead to eardrum injuries!

Don't stick anything in your ears! Pencils and other pointed or sharp instruments are particularly dangerous as they can very easily injure the eardrum! Even a cotton wool bud has caused serious injuries in the past, if, for example, you suddenly turn your head!

Information and ideas:
A situation that can be often observed in class. The picture can be used to introduce the subject "protection of the ear".
Possible questions:
What am I allowed to do to my ears?
What should I not do?
Why can a joke end up having serious consequences?

Relevant for teaching:
Hearing defects, hearing impairment
Personal health care

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The Ear, Hearing and Hearing Impairment: Hearing aid - puzzle

Interactive puzzle:
Do you know the parts of a hearing aid? Put the hearing aid together correctly!

The parts of a hearing aid have to be put in the right position - gradually a complete hearing aid is created. At the same time the tasks and the functions of the individual parts are explained.

Information and ideas:
Through playing the students find out how a hearing aid is made.
Can be used to introduce the topic "Hearing impairment? but also for monitoring learning objectives.
The hearing aid is depicted schematically, and an older model was selected for better visibility of the parts. However, all parts are still found in a state-of-the-art hearing aid.

Relevant for teaching:
Hearing damage/hearing impairment
How hearing works
Sound transduction
Electroacoustics

Medientypen

Simulation

Lernalter

6-15

Schlüsselwörter

Hearing impairment

Sprachen

Englisch

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The Ear, Hearing and Hearing Impairment: Listen, my friend can't hear very well! (teacher instructions)

Teaching methods:
Teaching method for teachers with the answer sheet for the worksheet of the same name.

Cards on communicating with a friend with hearing damage are correctly paired and additional explanations regarding the cards? content are provided. In addition, tips on designing lessons when a child with hearing damage is in the class are included.

Relevant for teaching:
Hearing damage/hearing impairment
Communication, speech
Social interaction

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Medientypen

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Lernalter

6-12

Schlüsselwörter

Communication Hearing impairment

Sprachen

Englisch

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The EAR Foundation (UK)

Website:
Website of the Ear Foundation with information on hearing, above all for people concerned with hearing impairment in their work.

The EAR Foundation Nashville (USA) is a national not-for-profit organization working to educate the public and the medical profession in matters of hearing loss and disease of the ear, and to sponsor basic clinical research into hearing and balance disorders. The EAR Foundation serves as an important source in disseminating the latest information on disorders such as Meniere's Disease. The EAR Foundation also offers continuing medical education programs free of charge to qualified physicians. Scholarships for the hearing impaired, educational programs for children, and international outreach programs are all part of the day-to-day services offered by The EAR Foundation.

Information and ideas:
For teachers and students an interesting source of information for class papers etc.

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The Ear, Hearing and Hearing Impairment: Royal National Institute for the Deaf (UK)

Website:
Info material, offers of help and prevention of hearing defects are the topics dealt with by this website.

A relatively complete range of information for people affected, parents and also teachers.

Information and ideas:
Also suitable for reference purposes for projects.