Hearing Loss Resource

Introducing the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss!

As written on their About web page:

“AAMHL’s mission is to:

1) create opportunities for adult musicians with hearing loss to discuss the challenges they face in making and listening to music.

2) create opportunities for public performance either individually or in groups by adult musicians with hearing loss who might not otherwise have access to these opportunities

3) provide ongoing feedback to hearing health professionals, hearing researchers, manufacturers of hearing assistive technology, music educators and others to improve hearing device technology relative to music performance and enjoyment

4) provide educational opportunities to enable hard of hearing and deaf adults to appreciate and make music in ways not previously available”

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If you have experienced or are currently experiencing music related hearing loss, don’t hesitate to find out more information at the AAMHL site: https://www.musicianswithhearingloss.org/wp/.

Health and Healing,
Erika

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Breathing Videos

Have you ever struggled to explain how breathing actually works to your students?
What exactly the ever-elusive diaphragm is?
Hopefully these videos will trigger some inspiration.

This first video was recently released and shows the respiratory system in a colorful, active, three-dimensional way.

TED-Ed has created the following 3 minute video.  It should be appealing to younger students with it’s simple animation.  I especially like how it talks about Carbon Dioxide, a great visual reminder of the importance of breathing out before breathing in:

A verbal description of the mechanics of breathing accompanies the three dimensional view of the respiratory system in action in this video:

Now this last one is a gem, flashing back a few decades educational science documentaries on PBS.  It may not be conducive to sharing in a lesson with students but it sure sent me back to younger years and made me smile!

Health and Healing,
Erika