As a Teacher of the Deaf, I had the privilege of working with some middle school students for a couple of years. It was essential that I discuss the importance of communication, as well as how their individual deafness and/or hearing loss impacted their daily communicative efforts. I created this 31 Slide PowerPoint Presentation that was shared with the class, where class participation and feedback was very much welcomed. It helped us get into many differing discussions. You may not find all slides to relate to your current caseload of DHH (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Students, but I have left the PowerPoint open so that you can edit it accordingly to your class needs, etc., especially if you do not agree with any of my personalized statements. I hope that this PowerPoint acts as a tool to welcome communicative efforts with your students, like it did with mine!