“I’m OK,” he said. “I put the volume on five [of 10].”
Before the presentation, Penny Arnbruster’s class looked at the campaign’s website and had a discussion about hearing loss.
“We talked about what’s good and bad about loud noise,” she said. “They had a lot to say.”
Michelle Manalo, who teaches second grade at Muir Elementary, said her students understood the campaign, but were a little bewildered by the science of the inner ear.
“They don’t see the fine details of hearing loss,” she said.
Students squealed with laughter as Parents’ Choice Foundation award-winner Linda Severt combined musicianship, circus clowns and puppetry in a tour-de-force comedic act. Some students danced in their chairs, others performed a little air guitar — or air ukulele.