Paper: Analysis of Experiences/Expressions of Hearing Loss
In your paper you will discuss your own experiences wearing earplugs for a day and comparatively analyze this experience with that of a typical day in your life. You must write on this topic; papers written on other topics will receive a grade of 0 with no opportunity to make up the assignment.
You will be required to obtain a set of foam earplugs. You are allowed to purchase these foam earplugs from any store in which they are sold, or you may obtain one free pair from the course instructor. You should only need one pair to complete the assignment. For instructions on proper insertion and removal of foam earplugs please visit http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2568137/how_to_properly_insert_foam_ear_plugs.html Always wash your hands before inserting or removing earplugs. If earplugs irritate or hurt your ears remove them.
You will be required to wear these earplugs for 8 hours or half a day (if they irritate your ears after prolonged use, take them out and give your ears a rest. It is ok if you do not wear them for 8 consecutive hours so long as you wear them for the full 8 hours). In order to get the most out of this exercise, please do not wear earplugs at night while you are asleep; you will not have enough of an experience to write a quality paper. ***DO NOT wear ear plugs while crossing the street, driving or in any other situation in which doing so may put you in danger or make you feel endangered.***
Your paper is an extension of the foundation of the course content in that it will address the social/emotional aspects of hearing loss and analyze the impact of communication differences on the individual as well as family and other social relationships.
The paper should be 3-4 pages, double-spaced, in no larger than 12 point Times New Roman font using 1 inch margins. The cover page, if you decide to include one, does not count towards the...