Course curriculum

  • 2
    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
  • 3
    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
  • 4
    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
  • 5
    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
  • 6
    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
  • 7
    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
  • 8
    Next Steps
    • Showcase Guided Activity
    • Showcase Dig Deeper
    • Course Completion Survey
    • Congratulations!