In collaboration with Del Mar Heights Elementary School, the Student Academy of Audiology – San Diego coordinated the participation of AuD students in an award-winning disability awareness program, Understanding Differences. The program was established in 2005 to foster empathy and teach understanding through science lessons, interactive simulations, and guest speakers. Alongside Deaf Community Service, the SDSU/UCSD AuD students created and led hearing loss simulator, tuning fork hearing screening, and hearing aid technology stations during the culminating event to conclude the month-long exploration of hearing impairment and Deaf culture.
Understanding Differences was recognized by the North Coastal Council PTA with a Program Award of Excellence and has been awarded the California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award.
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