Answer key New Devices For The Deaf

Lesson plan.

II. While Reading Activities


Word Inference

  1. entrepreneurs |ˌäntrəprəˈno͝or, -ˈnər|-noun-a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
  2.  device noun \di-ˈvīs\-a piece of equipment or a mechanism designed to serve a special purpose or perform a special function; an electronic device.
  3. substantial səbˈstanCHəl|-adjective-of considerable importance, size, or worth: a substantial amount of cash.
  4. thwarted |THwôrt| -verb [ with obj. ] prevent (someone) from accomplishing something: he never did anything to thwart his company making the product.
  5. disability |ˌdisəˈbilitē|-noun ( pl. disabilities ) a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.
  6. essential-|iˈsenCHəl|-adjective-absolutely necessary; extremely important: [ with infinitive ] : it is essential to keep up-to-date records | fiber is an essential ingredient.
  7. detect |diˈtekt| verb [ with obj. ] discover or identify the presence or existence of: cancer may soon be detected in its earliest stages.
  8. prototype  |ˈprōtəˌtīp|-noun-a first, typical or preliminary model of something, esp. a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied: the firm is testing a prototype of the weapon | the prototype of all careerists is Judas.
  9. conceived |kənˈsēv|-verb [ with obj. ] form or devise (a plan or idea) in the mind: the dam project was originally conceived in 1977.
  10. impact |ˈimˌpakt|-noun- have a strong effect on someone or something: high interest rates have impacted on retail spending.

 Grammar Focus

Sentence Scramble

  1. As the crowd gave them a standing ovation, tiny LED lights flashed and faint vibrations could be seen and felt.
  2. We have designed this bracelet specially to help people with hearing disabilities get independent.
  3. Deafness is ultimately an invisible disability – you can’t see it in the way that you can see someone who has lost an arm or a leg.
  4. The major barrier [for deaf people] is trying to communicate like everyone else does, especially when dealing with strangers.
  5. The answer to cheaper innovations may actually be resting in our pockets.

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F-The winners of the country’s INJAZ Young Enterprise of the Year Competition were from Qatar University.
  2. T-The young entrepreneurs designed, prototyped and even sold their idea called VibroHear.
  3. F- The VibroHear is a little bracelet that will help alert deaf people to potential dangers.
  4. NA- Some of the students who helped invent the VibroHear were deaf.
  5. F- The VibroHear  still has to  overcome some substantial barriers.
  6. T- Deafness is ultimately an invisible disability.
  7. NA-People in the deaf community are anxious about the new devices.
  8. F- Deaf people tend to rely more on technologies (like subtitles, captioning and hearing aids.
  9. T- Researchers from the Korea  designed a pair of glasses that can help deaf people “see sound”.
  10. T- The biggest obstacle to developing niche technologies for deaf people, is a case of supply and demand.

IV. Listening Activity   

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- The email was sent by a woman in Mobile Alabama whose mother had an injury that resulted in partial hearing loss.
  2. T- Single sided deafness means the person has hearing in one ear only.
  3. F- Dr. Dereberry specializes in the treatment of hearing loss.
  4. F- Dr. Dereberry is from Los Angeles, California.
  5. T- There are two parts to this device, one part is a microphone that fits behind the ear, the other part fits over the tooth.
  6. F- The device helps a person hear through the teeth.
  7. T- The sound is transmitted through the bone.
  8. NA-The device is very expensive.
  9. F- Good candidates  for this device are adults 18 years and older who have normal hearing in one ear.
  10. T- People can eat and drink with this device.