Kindergarten teacher becomes a & # 39; hero & # 39; by social media users named for making glitter hearing aids for the dolls in her kindergarten to make her deaf students more represented
- Teacher Genesis, from Mexico, shared her dolls with hearing aids on Twitter
- She received enormous praise for the kind-hearted gesture on social media
- Genesis explained that many of her students did not see toys with hearing aids similar to her and wanted them to feel represented
A kindergarten teacher hoping to make her deaf students feel more represented, made some artistic additions to their dolls.
The user Genesis from Mexico told a photo of her creations on Twitter and explained that she worked with deaf and hard of hearing children and had added some glittering versions of their hearing aids.
Hundreds of thousands of people on social media responded to her kind-hearted gesture, flowing: & # 39; Well done learning! You are a hero! & # 39;
The images showed two plastic child dolls, with purple, silver and red glitter glue, painted in the form of a cochlear implant and a hearing aid.
The kindergarten teacher from Mexico, who works with deaf and hard of hearing children, shared her glitter creation
The post became viral and was flooded with friendly comments praising that she was doing something to help the children feel more represented
The teacher wrote: & # 39; I teach kindergarten and kindergarten for deaf / hearing impaired children, and my students never see toys that resemble their hearing aids (hearing aids / cochlear implants)
& # 39; So I added something to our new baby dolls myself. I wish everyone could see his face play with this. & # 39;
After sharing the dolls, she was flooded with reactions from people who wrote how heartwarming it was.
Teacher Genesis, from Mexico, shared her creation and was highly praised for her gesture
& # 39; Omg this is so beautiful. Thank you for doing this. We need more teachers like you & # 39 ;, wrote one.
& # 39; The world needs more people like you! & # 39 ;, Another echoes.
& # 39; Representation is so important and I like it, & # 39; shared a third.
Others jumped over the teacher: & # 39; Wow, you're really great for this. & # 39;
People praised the concept: & # 39; Think that my hearts are bursting, something so simple and yet so effective. & # 39;
One person shared his own experience: & # 39; Wow, this is so cool, I was so ashamed of my hearing aids and dolls like this would have really helped! & # 39;
On one plastic child's doll, Genesis had added purple and silver glitter glue painted in the shape of a hearing aid
On another doll the kindergarten teacher had made her own version of a cochlear implant in red, silver and purple glue
People flooded her comments with praise for the handiwork and said it was so simple yet effective. used to be
Some social media users soon pointed out that a similar product already exists, since American Girl Dolls sell their own versions with hearing aids.
& # 39; This is the sweetest thing ever !!! My friend has two deaf daughters and she has them custom American Girl dolls with hearing aids, to see their faces light up was priceless! Well done learning !!! You are a hero! & # 39;
& # 39; American girl doll also has options to give their dolls hearing aids, & # 39; another added.
HOW DOES A TRADITIONAL COCHLEAR IMPLANT WORK?
Cochlear implants are small hearing aids that are placed under the skin behind the ear during the operation.
They have an external sound processor and internal components, including a receiver coil, an electronics package and a long wire with electrodes on it (an electrode array).
The external processor records sound, analyzes it, and then converts it into signals transmitted across the skin to an internal receiver stimulator, which sends the signals along the electrode array to a part of the inner ear, the cochlea.
The signal is then normally transmitted to the brain along the auditory nerve.
This means that cochlear implants are only suitable for people whose auditory nerves function normally.
The implants cannot restore normal hearing, but they can give a deaf person a good reproduction of sounds, so that they can understand speech.
While hearing aids amplify the sound so that they can be detected by damaged ears, cochlear implants bypass damaged parts of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve.
Signals generated by the implant are sent through the auditory nerve to the brain, which recognizes the signals as sound.
Hearing an implant is different than normal hearing and it takes time to get used to it.
This allows people to recognize warning signals, understand their environment and enjoy conversations with people.
If a cochlear implant is recommended, it is inserted into the ear (or both ears) during surgery and switched on a few weeks later.
Source: NHS Choices
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