Using Sound Knowledge to Teach About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss by: Jacqueline T. McDonnough and Juanita Jo Matkins

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Throughout our lives we are surrounded by sounds in our environment. Our ability to hear plays an essential part in our everyday existence. Students should develop an understanding of the role technology plays in personal and social decisions. If we are to meet these goals we need to integrate aspects of responsible behavior toward hearing health into the middle school science curriculum along with concepts of the science of sound (NRC 1996). To accomplish this task, the authors developed two science circus activities on the physics of sound followed by others on the biology of sound.

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  • on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 PM

This article provides great information on helping inform our students in school on the dangers of noise- induced hearing loss. This article sets a basis of how to begin to teach students about this to hopefully allow them to change their habits and behaviors that could be silently affecting them. This article provides a lot of resources for a teacher to begin to teach their students about this using sound knowledge which can be connected to an unit on teaching sound and pitch as well.

Jennifer B
Jennifer B

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