Special Circumstances: Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing

Course Length

8 Hours

CEU Information

Target Audience

Public Safety, First Responders and Healthcare

Special Circumstances: Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing


Morgan Woods

Morgan is a recent graduate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Forensic Medicine program. She is currently an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue Squad in Levittown PA and Bucks County Rescue Squad in Bristol PA. Morgan is bilaterally profoundly deaf and predominantly reads lips. From her personal experiences, she is a strong proponent for first responders and healthcare workers being familiar with various differences including deafness.

About the course

A class, taught by a Deaf individual, that will suit any department: EMS, fire, police, hospital, etc. about how to recognize and approach deaf or hard-of-hearing individual(s), basic useful signs, and resources on how to manage these situations. The class will be approximately 2 hours. This class might be eye opening to people as they do not realize that certain things might be better to have more positive interactions. The world is moving toward being more inclusive and understanding of differences, and this class is a good way to move in that direction.