The teacher would have played ringing noise as a discipline
NEVADA, Texas (KXAN) — A North Texas school district said it was investigating one of its teachers after it was reported that the teacher used a bell to discipline his students.
Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate NBC5 reported Friday that it was a teacher at Edge Middle School in the Community Independent School District, which is just under an hour northeast of Dallas. .
One student told NBC5 that the teacher “turned the buzzer on; everyone was covering their ears. She said one student walked out, while another yelled it was noise. “torture” and that a third tried to turn off the power to the computer.
Community ISD told NBC5 in a statement that its district police are investigating the incident and confirmed it happened. Police documents obtained by the outlet showed the district was questioning students and school staff about what happened.
The sound played for the students came from the internet, NBC5 reported, where you can find high frequencies that kids can hear but some adults can’t.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, age-related hearing loss or presbycusis most often affects people’s ability to hear high-pitched noises like a phone ringing or a microwave beeping. It’s a common problem, with one in three adults over the age of 65 having hearing loss, Johns Hopkins said.
Another condition called high-frequency hearing loss can occur when the hair-like structures in the inner ear are damaged, healthline.com said. The website says anyone can develop this type of hearing loss, but it becomes more common as people get older.
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