Friday, October 17, 2014

You Are The Boss of Your Hearing Loss Scenario: At the Ice Cream Shop


Characters:
Nathan, a boy who uses cochlear implants
A second boy

Background Information/Scene:
Nathan was parking his bike in front of Dairy Queen. Another boy rides up and is parking his bike also.



Person # 1- The Boy
The Scenario
Person # 2 - Nathan

A boy who Nathan doesn’t know is parking his bike next to him in front of Dairy Queen.

You say: Cool bike



Nathan didn’t hear him.


The Boy stands in front of Nathan and looks at him.


Nathan looks at the Boy.                   It’s awkward.


The Boy thinks, What’s wrong with this kid?

 The Boy gives Nathan a dirty looks and mumbles something that sounds mad.

You say: You’re weird!
The boy walks away to order his
 ice cream.



How does Nathan feel? How would you feel? What would you do?

Discussion:
What was the communication break down?
What would you do in this situation?
Use your boss of your hearing loss strategies.

Now, let’s try again:

Person # 1- The Boy
The Scenario
Person # 2 - Nathan
You say: Cool bike



Nathan didn’t hear the boy.


The Boy stands in front of Nathan and looks at him.


Nathan looks at the boy.
It is sort of awkward.
Then, Nathan thinks, that kid is looking right at me.
He’s standing right in front of me and waiting for something.
I wonder if I didn’t hear something he said?




You say: Hey, were you talking to me?
You say: Yea, I said, that’s a cool bike.




You say: Thanks man.

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