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SHS 352   Hearing Health and Society   credit: 3 Hours.

An analysis of how hearing loss influences behavior of individuals and interactions among individuals within larger social/societal groups across the lifespan. Considers issues associated with early detection of hearing loss and promoting hearing conservation in different environments. Approaches to promoting behaviors that enhance communication in the presence of hearing loss will be explored. Philosophical, policy, and cultural controversies for defining hearing loss as a disability will be examiend. Each of these topics will be considered within the interplay between the individual person, culture, age, disability, educational environment, community, and social/family interactions.