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Additional Web Resources for Teachers

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov

An information resource for researchers as well as the general public. It features:

American Sign Language: Quick Facts
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/asl.asp

Cochlear Implants
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/coch.asp

Gen “Y” Asks Why Not?
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/news/patterson.asp

Has Your Baby’s Hearing Been Screened?
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/screened.asp

How Loud Is Too Loud? (bookmark)
English http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/ruler.asp
Spanish http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/Spanish/ruler_sp.asp

How Loud Is Too Loud? (interactive sound ruler)
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/decibel/decibel.asp

How Loud Is Too Loud? (video clip)
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/video/loud_vid.asp

Silence Isn’t Always Golden
English http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/silence.asp
Spanish http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/Spanish/silence_span.asp

Speech and Language Developmental Milestones
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/speechandlanguage.asp

Swat’z New? A Fly That’s Setting the Hearing World Abuzz
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/news/swatz.asp

Ten Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss (bookmark quiz)
English http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/10ways.asp
Spanish http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/Spanish/10w_sp.asp

Travel Inside the Ear (video clip)
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/video/travel_vid.asp

What Are the Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children?
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/commopt.asp

What Is Sound? (video clip)
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/video/sound_vid.asp

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

http://www.enc.org/

ENC’s mission is to identify effective curriculum resources, create high-quality professional development materials, and disseminate useful information and products to improve K–12 mathematics and science teaching and learning.

League for the Hard of Hearing Noise Center

http://www.lhh.org/noise/index.htm

Contains fact sheets and other information resources on noise, from the League for the Hard of Hearing, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for infants, children, and adults with all degrees of hearing loss.

The Soundry

http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/

An interactive, educational site about sound. It was developed by students as part of a ThinkQuest science competition. (ThinkQuest Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers programs designed to advance education through the use of technology.) You can click on the following sections:

  • How We Perceive Sound: The Ear
  • The Timeline
  • The Physics of Sound
  • The Interactive Sound Lab
  • Applications of Sound

WISE EARS! National Campaign Web Site

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/wise/index.asp

A national campaign sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. It includes links to about 90 member organizations and information about the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.

Have WISE EARS! for Life
English http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/wiseears.asp
Spanish http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/Spanish/wiseears_span.asp

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