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HEARING HEALTH KIT FOR KIDS
Awareness and Prevention Through Behavioural Change
This Kit focuses on a fundamental issue: prevention of hearing loss through noise damage. Noise induced hearing loss is incurable but preventable.

Information for Teachers
All the background on ears and hearing structures/functions of the ear, hearing loss and tinnitus. (Tinnitus can be an early warning sign of hearing loss and a disability in itself). Step-by-step diagrams.
Hearing Loss and Social Justice Issues: Special Needs of Aboriginal Children
All Key Lessons Structured for You -
but so flexible you can suit yourself!
Extensive Supporting Materials Across KLAs
Games and Stories Make It Fun!
Teachers' support ideas include a quiz, stories, a very dramatic play and newspaper reports. Blackline Masters included for letter outlines, discussion sheets, 'take home' letter, and a jigsaw plus full colour sheet of its completed design.
Audio Cassette: John Williamson's Special Message
Reverse Side: 17 Tinnitus Noises
'True Blue' singer/songwriter John Williamson has noise induced tinnitus himself, and speaks from experience.
Watching the Children for Signs of Hearing Damage
Special section on practical actions for teachers to take in support of children with a hearing impairment.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
'An excellent initiative'
(Dr Ray Carroll of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery)

'The material is well written and will prove invaluable to teachers alerting children to preventable hearing loss ... highly recommended to all state education facilities.'
(Pam Gabriels, Audiologist specialising in Tinnitus)

'Kids maintained interest after the sessions and were very aware of noise situations.'
(NSW Primary Teacher)

". . . makes a significant contribution to the general awareness of children about the need for healthy hearing and the need for life long action to protect their hearing.'
(Cath Bonnes, Chairperson, Deafness Forum of Australia)

'Hearing loss strikes at the heart of human relationships.'
(Ron Dyer, NSW Minister for Community Services)

Written by educationalist JEN BURNLEY for ATA(NSW)
Endorsed by DEAFNESS FORUM OF AUSTRALIA and its
NATIONAL SCHOOLS STRATEGY PROJECT

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