In school a student with hearing loss will encounter others who will
ask him about his amplification, challenge her on accommodations, are unaware of what can cause a hearing loss and/or bully or make fun of him. Arming the student with factual information is one way to counter this.
Additionally, many students think it is their own fault that they have a hearing loss, feel they are stupid when they don’t understand what is being said or have no idea why they have a hearing loss. This can be because they don’t have this factual information. Learning about anatomy and the cause of their hearing losses can help “externalize” the hearing loss. For example – it is the fault of those silly hair cells or those teeny tiny ears. Here are 7 activities, pictures and a page of links for videos and website resources.