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Lindsey Faucher EDP 256E Exceptionality Portfolio Chapter 10: Learners Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing Things I already knew: There are screening tests for hearing for young children (did them every few years at my grade school) Children who are deaf can easily learn sign language o Many schools are starting to have clubs for other students to learn sign language so that they can communicate with deaf students o However, there is not a single universal sign language It is hard for deaf people to find other people that they are able to communicate with o Can become very lonely New things I learned: Being deaf and hard of hearing are not the same thing o Deaf: means you have a much greater level of hearing loss o Hard of hearing: when you still don’t hear a lot, but can still function linguistically Impairment of the inner ear is the most prevalent Cochlear implants: a surgical procedure that allows people who are deaf to hear some environmental sounds
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Unformatted text preview: o Cochlear implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve • Congenitally deaf: those who are born deaf • Adventitiously deaf: those who acquire deafness at some time after birth • Attitudinal deafness: refers to whether a person thinks of himself or herself as deaf (may not have anything to do with a person’s hearing acuity Resources: • Deaflibrary.org o Information on this website provides a service to the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities o An online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures, as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics • Deafpeople.com o This site celebrates the achievements of deaf people in history, and those who are still active in their careers o This site lists leaders of organizations, agencies, and institutions serving the Deaf community....
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