American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities

How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Curriculum supplement for grades 7–8. Lessons are designed to help students understand the interrelationship of hearing, language, and human communication, as well as to develop the healthy hearing habits necessary to avoid noise-induced hearing loss.

I Love What I Hear!
Classroom activities about hearing for grades 3–6. The activities are designed to help students build awareness of the importance of hearing conservation and the problem of noise-induced hearing loss, introduce and reinforce scientific understanding of hearing and the science of sound, and provide opportunities for children to influence the awareness and understanding of others.

Questions and Answers About Hearing
Interactive quiz with factoids about hearing and hearing loss.

It's A Noisy Planet
This site provides information and activities, many specifically directed at "tweens," related to noise-induced hearing loss.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Teacher Resource Guide
Dangerous Decibels
A K–8 curriculum supplement with hands-on science activities about the anatomy and physiology of hearing, the physics of sound, and health-related behaviors for prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.

Know Noise
Sight and Hearing Association
Comprehensive education program for grades 3–6.

Teachers' Toolbox
House Research Institute
Classroom resources and handouts for teachers related to noise-induced hearing loss.

Kids are Listening (for children in third through sixth grade) and Listen Up (for sixth, seventh and eighth graders) activities help young people develop an awareness of hearing and hearing loss.

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