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! | NIDCD
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 | NIDCD
Interactive quiz with factoids about hearing and hearing loss.

It's A Noisy Planet | NIDCD
Information and activities related to noise-induced hearing loss, many specifically directed at "tweens."

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.

SAFEEARS! | Sertoma
Kids are Listening (for grades 3-6) and Listen Up (for grades 6-8) activities to help young people develop an awareness of hearing and hearing loss.

Additional Resources

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Listen to Your Buds Bookmarks [PDF]

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Listen to Your Buds Coloring Book [PDF]

Turn Down the Volume Song [mp3]

Radio Disney PSA [mp3]

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