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2 What does it mean to be Deaf?

3 What is deafness? Not being able to hear well

4 What is deafness? Not being able to hear well May not be able to hear some sounds nearby

5 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

6 What is deafness? Some children are born deaf

7 What is deafness? Some children are born deaf Others become deaf through illness

8 Ways of communicating

9 Using our senses

10 Ways of communicating Using our senses Sight Taste Smell Touch

11 Ways of communicating Using our senses Hearing aids

12 Ways of communicating Using our senses Hearing aids Sign Language

13 Ways of communicating Using our senses Hearing aids Sign Language –Finger spelling –Lip reading

14 Hearing Aids Amplify, or make sounds louder

15 Hearing Aids Amplify, or make sounds louder Make sounds easier to hear

16 Sign Language British Sign Language

17 Sign Language British Sign Language Two handed gestures

18 Sign Language British Sign Language Two handed gestures Facial expressions

19 Sign Language British Sign Language Two handed gestures Facial expressions Body language

20 What would you do?

21 If the telephone rang?

22 What would you do? If the telephone rang? –Have a telephone with a flashing light

23 What would you do? If the doorbell rang?

24 What would you do? If the doorbell rang? –Have the doorbell connected up to the lights in the house

25 What would you do? To watch television?

26 What would you do? To watch television? –Use subtitles –Teletext page 888 Hello

27 Communication Tips Get the persons attention –Tap their shoulder –Face the person

28 Communication Tips Get the persons attention –Tap their shoulder –Face the person Speak clearly and talk normally

29 Communication Tips Get the persons attention –Tap their shoulder –Face the person Speak clearly and talk normally Dont shout


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