Juliette Gordon Low’s Hearing Loss Patch

Juliette Gordon Low is one of many famous adults in history who had a hearing loss. In earning this badge, Girl Scouts will learn about how Juliette Gordon Low lost her hearing, about hearing loss, and what it is like to have a hearing loss!

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TO LOSE YOUR HEARING??
Daisies choose 1 item.
Brownies choose 2 items.
Juniors choose 3 items.
Cadettes choose 4 items.
Seniors and above do all 5 items.

• Research and talk to your friends/scout leader about diseases that cause hearing loss.
• Learn about the parts of the ear and label them on a diagram.
• Learn about sound awareness and create a poster promoting it.
• Identify noises in your community that are harmful to hearing and take action! Write a letter to your mayor or city council voicing your concerns.
• Research some ways that someone can lose their hearing before they are even born and discuss this with your friends/scout leader.

WHO HAS A HEARING LOSS??
Daisies choose 1 item.
Brownies choose 2 items.
Juniors choose 3 items.
Cadettes choose 4 items.
Seniors and above do all 5 items.

• Identify two famous adults, in addition to Juliette Gordon Low, who have a hearing loss and learn about their lives.
• Invite someone with a hearing loss to speak at a troop meeting.
• Talk to an audiologist to learn about how hearing is tested.
• Wear cotton balls in your ears for one hour to see what it feels like to have a conductive hearing loss.
• Create a presentation that schools can use during Deaf Awareness Month (September).

TECHNOLOGY FOR HEARING LOSS
Daisies choose 1 item.
Brownies choose 2 items.
Juniors choose 3 items.
Cadettes choose 4 items.
Seniors and above do all 5 items.

• Visit http://www.hearingaidmuseum.com/ to learn about different types of hearing aids.
• Learn about cochlear implants. Visit http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/hsc/cochlear/
• Learn about, list, and explain 5 items that Deaf and Hard of Hearing people can use in their homes for safety or everyday living.
• Those with hearing loss can still enjoy music. Explain how and name at least 3 musicians or performers with hearing loss.
• Contact Illinois Service Resource Center (ISRC) at www.isrc.us to borrow some items that those with hearing loss use and try them out at a troop meeting.

COMMUNICATION
Daisies choose 1 item.
Brownies choose 2 items.
Juniors choose 3 items.
Cadettes choose 4 items.
Seniors and above do all 5 items.

• Learn the manual alphabet and ten words in sign language.
• How many kinds of sign language are there in the US? Compare and contrast two of them.
• Explore ways to communicate without speaking or using sign language. What did you do?
• Have a silent troop meeting. Communicate using signs, body language, writing, or anything else that you can think of!
• Learn the Girl Scout Promise and/or Law in sign language.

DEAF CULTURE
Daisies choose 1 item.
Brownies choose 2 items.
Juniors choose 3 items.
Cadettes choose 4 items.
Seniors and above do all 5 items.

• Visit Deaf Artists Network at www.dpan.com and watch an interpreted video of a song of your choice.
• Research Chuck Baird, deaf artist and compare his artwork with art created by Louise Stern.
• What is a CODA as it relates to deafness? Learn about a famous CODA as a troop.
• What is the name of the first liberal arts college for the Deaf? Learn about where this school is located, who founded it, and the famous Deaf President Now movement.
• Being Deaf has a culture of its own. How is it the same or different than cultures that you associate with? Talk about it as a troop or bring something to a meeting to show about the culture that you associate with and how it is different from Deaf Culture.

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