Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course content

    • PowerPoint

    • COVID-19 and its Impact on the Deaf Community

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

Course Description: With the pandemic still ongoing, the effects of COVID 19 on the Deaf community are very destabilizing, with increased communication barriers, less access to health information, and difficulty navigating the overload of misinformation.


10 minutes: General impact of the pandemic

10 minutes: Dinner Table Syndrome and the "pandemic gap"

10 minutes: Combating misinformation

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify problems the pandemic brought to Deaf individuals

  2. Explain how the Deaf community is at a higher risk for exposure

  3. State how to help fight off misinformation


Bethany Baker

Bethany Baker, BSN, RN, was born Deaf to a hearing family and went to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB). She then attended Gallaudet University and earned a History degree. She went on to earn her BSN at the University of North Florida and is the first Deaf RN in Florida. Her goal is to inspire more Deaf people to join the healthcare field.

Speaker disclosures

Financial disclosure: The presenter is receiving royalties for this course.

Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is involved with DeafMed, AMPHL, and Deaf&HoH Nurses.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs.
This course is offered for 0.05 RID CEUs.