Hearing Loss is Invisible
New to thinking about a child/student having a hearing loss? Want to know more about identification?
The Hearing Loss Identification and Next Steps section provides background into what to consider if you’ve found out your child may have a hearing loss. Under the Hearing Loss Identification section you will also find pages on:
- Hearing Screening Resources
- He Failed Hearing Screening! What’s Next?
- Questions Families Often Ask About their Child with Hearing Loss
- What is ‘normal’ hearing for children?
- Relationship of Hearing Loss to Listening and Learning
- Auditory Neuropathy Dyssynchrony Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)
- Ear Infections and Learning
- Hearing Loss Caused by Noise
- Hyperacusis – Over-sensitivity to sound
- Mild Hearing Loss and Learning
- Permanent Conductive Hearing Loss – Atresia, Microtia, Etc.
- Unilateral Hearing Loss – hearing loss in only one ear
About 30-40% of children with hearing loss have additional learning issues
Because hearing loss is invisible, it is hard to really understand just how much it can effect a child’s day-to-day life and lifelong potential.
Rather like trying to describe a new color of the rainbow that is not visible to most people, it is challenging to describe the affects and potential impact of hearing loss. Describing the IMPACT of hearing loss. Go to this page for a list of many simulation audio and video materials that assist in understanding how hearing loss truly can impact listening, development, access to instruction, socialization and overall learning.
- Demonstrations: Simulations of Listening with Hearing Loss and Hearing Devices
- Relationship of Hearing Loss to Listening and Learning – handouts on 9 hearing loss levels
- Inservicing the Classroom Teacher
- Understanding Your Student’s Hearing Using the Desired Sensation Level Approach