Greater Tampa Sertoma Club
Friday, October 20, 2017

Safears, 2011

SERTOMA SAFEARS, HEARING LOSS PREVENTION PROGRAM, 5/25/2011

TURNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HOME OF THE TIGERS
 
THE TEAMS:
 
GREATER TAMPA SERTOMA CLUB
Larry Bane, Jimmy Schaffer, Geaorge Jones, Andy Cannons
 
TURNER ELEMENTARY
Fifth grade teachers:
Sharon Hunziker, Danielle Sindelar, Cynthia Quinta, Christina Zook, Tina Rizzo, Jenny Fuente, Allison Rose, Sara Suarez, Velvet Caldwell and Rhonda McMahon (Principle)
 
USF
Dr. Lisa Hansel, Monica Barnes, Alex Klein, Kayla Gashler, Lindsay Johnson, Kyle Clifton, Constance Green, Angela Ambrosio
 
 
 
THE CLASS
150 very well behaved and attentative 5th graders!
 

The students gathered in the auditorium listening to the "Turn it to the Left" to get in the mood!
 
They then watched and listened to the slide show "team" presented by the Audiology graduate students from USF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The slide show, on "Hearing Conservation" was all about hearing. They saw how the inner ear not only processes sounds but also how the semicircular canals provide our balance. The kids had quite a comprehensive review of how hearing works and they appeared to be taking it all in, including some of those very long names! They all know where the smallest bone in the body is found! The damage loud sounds can do to the hair cells in the cochlea was dramatized with the 'before/after' comparative photos. They were taught that once the hairs are broken, they won't grow back. And once you loose your hearing you'll be sad because you'll miss hearing your friends or music. The class was asked questions such as 'how many of you have iPods?' and a forest of hands went up. And 'how many mow the yard?' Not quite as many. Then 'how many have been to a rock concert?' and the forest sprang back to life. It was suggested using hearing protection such as ear plugs or ear muffs. The presentation concluded with a Hearing Conservation Jeopardy!  Throughout the presentation there were some great questions from the students.
 
After the slide show the children were split up into 7 groups where they were given Safear Goodie bags and got to talk more one-on-one with the USF students. They got to learn how to put in earplugs and played a word game. The students had a lot of fun in these interactive learning groups and showed they understood all about Noise Induced Hearing Loss!
 
Here are some photos from the event