Science C30: What is it Like Being Deaf?


Award-winning video and lesson investigations for young children on the topic of being deaf

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Video and lesson investigations on the topic of being deaf. Key concepts include:

  • Noise sounds different to people who cannot hear properly.
  • It is possible to get some sense of what it is like to be deaf.
  • There are many different degrees of deafness.
  • The degree of deafness may affect the quality and volume of noise that can be heard.
  • Simulating deaf or partial-hearing conditions can help in understanding how sound is interpreted and used by humans.
  • Hearing impairments afflict more people than any other chronic disability.
  • There are many different degrees of hearing impairment.
  • In some cases this can be temporary and in others it is permanent.
  • The most common form of permanent hearing impairment is otosclerosis which is caused by bony deposits that prevent sound vibrations from passing through to inner ear.
  • Most people with this form of hearing loss rely on a hearing aid which is a miniature microphone, amplifier and loudspeaker


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