Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education

Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference (Book Alone) (6th Edition)

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Group Members: Cecelia Batt, Sarah Bales, Abigail Julian PowerPoint by: Abigail
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Assistive Technology Hearing Assistive Technology makes sound accessible to people with a hearing loss. This may be accomplished through amplification of sound or accessing other senses to convey meaning (such as lights and vibrations). Where there is a challenge to listening, such as in large groups, hearing assistive technology sends amplified sound directly to the listener’s ear.
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Cochlear Implants What is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.
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What are the components of the implant? How does it work? A microphone, which picks up sound from the environment. A speech processor, which selects and arranges sounds picked up by the microphone. A transmitter and receiver/stimulator, which receive signals from the speech processor and convert them into electric impulses. An electrode array, which is a group of electrodes that collects the impulses from the stimulator and sends them to different regions of the auditory nerve. A cochlear implant is very different from a hearing aid.
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