Course curriculum

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    Introduction to Sound and Hearing Basics

    • Overview

    • Video Resources

    • What is hearing and sound?

    • What is deafness and hearing loss?

    • Hearing Loss Statistics

    • Risk Factors for Hearing Loss

    • Assistive Devices, Aids, and Implants

    • Guided Activity: Sound Lab

    • Dig Deeper: Sound Tools

    • Lesson Self Assessment

    • Lesson 1 Learning Assessment

    • Additional Learning

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    Language

    • What is language?

    • How does language contribute to message meaning and communication?

    • Guided Activity: Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try

    • Dig Deeper: What Is Raining Cats and Dogs?

    • Lesson Self Assessment

    • Lesson 2 Learning Assessment

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    Visual Language Communication

    • What is visual language?

    • Why is body language important for communication?

    • The Many Languages of Sign Language

    • Guided Activity: About Face

    • Dig Deeper: Difficult Charades

    • Lesson Self Assessment

    • Lesson 3 Learning Assessment

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    Messages

    • What is a message? What are the different types of messages?

    • Why are messages so important?

    • How and when is the best time to deliver different types of messages?

    • Guided Activity: Check Your Messages

    • Dig Deeper: I'm Sorry. So sorry.

    • Lesson Self Assessment

    • Lesson 4 Learning Assessment

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    Media

    • What media platforms are best used for different types of messages?

    • Creating Messages for Mixed Media

    • Music

    • Guided Activity: Without Losing Meaning

    • Dig Deeper: Conflicting Content Communication

    • Lesson Self Assessment

    • Lesson 5 Learning Assessment

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    Additional Communication Tips

    • Additional Communication Tips

    • Finding Support

    • Deaf Culture

    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Influencers

    • Guided Activity: Preferences and Pet Peeves

    • Dig Deeper: Getting To Know You

    • Preferences and Pet Peeves (Can You Hear Me?) Instructor Responses

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    Next Steps

    • Showcase Guided Activity

    • Showcase Dig Deeper

    • Course Completion Survey

    • Congratulations!