- Jan 2022
In fact, noise doesn’t just cause hearing loss; it can reveal it
This is an important revelation. Noisy situations can highlight someone's hearing loss when they've tried to hide it.
Whether they struggle to hear because of an audiological condition or an acoustically unfriendly classroom space, the effort a teacher expends to hear can cause fatigue, frustration, or a lack of concentration. Studies have shown that such effects can cause people who struggle to hear to withdraw socially, which can negatively impact mental health.
Hearing loss and mental health are so interconnected that sometimes it is difficult to seperate the two.
- Oct 2021
Jeong, M., Ocwieja, K. E., Han, D., Wackym, P. A., Zhang, Y., Brown, A., Moncada, C., Vambutas, A., Kanne, T., Crain, R., Siegel, N., Leger, V., Santos, F., Welling, D. B., Gehrke, L., & Stankovic, K. M. (2021). Direct SARS-CoV-2 infection of the human inner ear may underlie COVID-19-associated audiovestibular dysfunction. Communications Medicine, 1(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43856-021-00044-w
- Sep 2020
- May 2020
Grote, H. & Izagaren, F. (2020 May 7). Covid-19: The communication needs of D/deaf healthcare workers and patients are being forgotten. The BMJ. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/05/07/push-universal-mask-wearing-communication-needs-deaf-forgotten/
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- transparent mask
- deaf community
- hearing loss
- face mask
- communication needs