Friday, October 17, 2014

You Are The Boss of Your Hearing Loss Scenario: At School In the Noisy Hallway

Characters:
Ally, a girl who wears hearing aids
Brandon, Ally’s classmate

Background Information/Scene:
At school in the busy hallway.


Person # 1- Brandon
The Scenario
Person # 2 - Ally

Ally is walking in the busy hall at school right before morning bell rings.

You say: Hi Ally.



Ally didn’t hear him.

You say: HEY ALLY!



Ally still doesn’t hear Brandon
so says nothing.


Brandon thinks, What’s wrong with Ally? She is not very friendly


Later at lunch they meet again.



Hi Brandon. Are you getting hot lunch or did you pack today?
So now you’re going to talk to me? Well I’m not talking to you!




What?
Well, you didn’t talk to me this morning. You just ignored me.




When did you talk to me?  I didn’t hear you.
Stop pretending.

Oh my gosh! You are really mean!

Ally gives a dirty look to Brandon and walks away.




How does Ally 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- Brandon
The Scenario
Person # 2 - Ally

Ally is walking in the busy hall at school right before morning bell rings.

You say: Hi Ally.



Ally didn’t hear him.

You say: HEY ALLY!



Ally still doesn’t hear Brandon
so says nothing.


Brandon thinks, What’s wrong with Ally? She is not very friendly


Later at lunch they meet again.



You say: Hi Brandon. Are you getting hot lunch or did you pack today?
You say: So now you’re going to talk to me? Well I’m not talking to you!




You say: What?
You say: Well, you didn’t talk to me this morning. You just ignored me.




You say: When did you talk to me?  I didn’t hear you.
You say: Stop pretending.

You say: No really, it’s hard for me to hear and understand when it’s noisy. Remember, I wear hearing aids. I told you that before.
You say: Oh yeah.” I totally forgot. I thought you were just being rude. It’s cool then I guess. No worries!




You say: So, I brought leftover pizza. What are you having for lunch today?



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