Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology etc.)

This assignment has several steps:
1. Read the attached excerpted information on psycho-social implications of hearing loss.
2. Talk with a family member or friend who has hearing loss and discuss their own perceptions (related to item #1).
3. Use the ear plugs provided to you in class, following the instructions listed below.
4. Compare and contrast your perceptions with those of your family member or friend.
You are to wear the plugs in both ears in one “social” and one “business” (work or classroom) situation. Use of the earplugs should cause the equivalent of a very mild hearing loss.
Do not tell anyone you are wearing earplugs and wear them for one to three hours in each situation.
Write a reflection report to describe your experience. This should be organized as follows:
Social situation: Objective observations/difficulties
Subjective observations/feelings

Business situation: Objective observations/difficulties
Subjective observations/feelings

The goal is for you to have some appreciation of how it feels to have trouble hearing. This should represent a very minor problem!
5. This is a reflection exercise, and should represent depth and breadth of thought and consideration to the experience. Again, Compare and contrast your perceptions with those of your family member or friend.
IMPORTANT: Please follow the following formats
***** no less than one-to-two typed pages,
***** 12 font, Cambria style