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What’s that sound?

Our hearing is vital for communication, the intake of information, and the location of sources of sound in our environment. If you close your eyes you realize just how much you can tell about the world around you through hearing alone. Where is that air vent in the room? Is that siren approaching, or moving away from you? As our sense of hearing becomes more fine-tuned and acute, so does our situational awareness and our ability to interact with others within that world.

Areas to explore SOUND: Groove Grove, ProZone, Rain Room, Cyber Action Floor

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icons_website_nogradient-02AUDITORY DYSFUNCTION

Sensory Integration Dysfunction Symptoms:

Sensory Over Responsive ( SOR )

  • Covers ears and startled by loud sounds.
  • Distracted by sounds not noticed by others.
  • Fearful of toilets flushing, hairdryers, and/or vacuums.
  • Resists going to loud places (even the cafeteria at school ).

Sensory Under Responsive ( SUR )

  • May not respond to verbal cues.
  • May appear confused about where a sound is coming from.
  • May seem inattentive in lecture setting.
  • May say “what?” frequently.
  • May have difficulty responding to own name.

Sensory Seeking ( SS )

  • Loves loud music and making noise.
  • Will often speak louder than necessary.
  • May frequently make noises just to hear them.
  • Needs to listen to music to concentrate.