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What does it mean to be Deaf?. What is deafness?. Not being able to hear well. What is deafness?. Not being able to hear well May not be able to hear some sounds nearby. What is deafness?. Not being able to hear well May not be able to hear some sounds nearby Teachers talking

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What does it mean to be Deaf?


What is deafness?

  • Not being able to hear well


What is deafness?

  • Not being able to hear well

  • May not be able to hear some sounds nearby


What is deafness?

  • Not being able to hear well

  • May not be able to hear some sounds nearby

    • Teachers talking

    • Friends laughing

    • The school bell


What is deafness?

  • Some children are born deaf


What is deafness?

  • Some children are born deaf

  • Others become deaf through illness


Ways of communicating


Ways of communicating

  • Using our senses


Ways of communicating

  • Using our senses

Smell

Taste

Sight

Touch


Ways of communicating

  • Using our senses

  • Hearing aids


Ways of communicating

  • Using our senses

  • Hearing aids

  • Sign Language


Ways of communicating

  • Using our senses

  • Hearing aids

  • Sign Language

    • Finger spelling

    • Lip reading


Hearing Aids

  • Amplify, or make sounds louder


Hearing Aids

  • Amplify, or make sounds louder

  • Make sounds easier to hear


Sign Language

  • British Sign Language


Sign Language

  • British Sign Language

  • Two handed gestures


Sign Language

  • British Sign Language

  • Two handed gestures

  • Facial expressions


Sign Language

  • British Sign Language

  • Two handed gestures

  • Facial expressions

  • Body language


What would you do?


What would you do?

  • If the telephone rang?


What would you do?

  • If the telephone rang?

    • Have a telephone with a flashing light


What would you do?

  • If the doorbell rang?


What would you do?

  • If the doorbell rang?

    • Have the doorbell connected up to the lights in the house


What would you do?

  • To watch television?


What would you do?

  • To watch television?

    • Use subtitles

    • Teletext page 888

Hello


Communication Tips

  • Get the person’s attention

    • Tap their shoulder

    • Face the person


Communication Tips

  • Get the person’s attention

    • Tap their shoulder

    • Face the person

  • Speak clearly and talk normally


Communication Tips

  • Get the person’s attention

    • Tap their shoulder

    • Face the person

  • Speak clearly and talk normally

  • Don’t shout


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