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Use of technological aids and interpretation services among children and adults with hearing loss.
Int J Audiol. 2017 10; 56(10):740-748.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The technological development of communication aids for people with hearing loss has progressed rapidly over the last decades. Quality has improved and the number of different types of aids has increased. However, few studies have examined the prevalence of technology use and interpreting services use among people with hearing loss as they relate to demographic characteristics of this population.

DESIGN

This study reports from national surveys of children and adults with hearing loss. Use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, other aids and interpreting services were analysed with regard to gender, age, degree of hearing loss, mode of communication, having an additional disability, level of educational achievement among adults, and whether or not children lived together with both of their parents.

STUDY SAMPLE

269 children (0-15 years of age) and 839 adults (16-65 years of age).

RESULTS

Differences in technology and service use were associated with age, degree of hearing loss, and mode of communication among children and adults, and gender and level of educational achievement among adults.

CONCLUSION

Individual and social factors have an impact on technological hearing aid and interpreter use. More research about individual differences and clinical implications of support services is needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Psychology , University of Copenhagen , Copenhagen , Denmark and.a Department of Psychology , University of Copenhagen , Copenhagen , Denmark and.b National Technical Institute for the Deaf , Rochester Institute of Technology.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28509597

Citation

Dammeyer, Jesper, et al. "Use of Technological Aids and Interpretation Services Among Children and Adults With Hearing Loss." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 56, no. 10, 2017, pp. 740-748.
Dammeyer J, Lehane C, Marschark M. Use of technological aids and interpretation services among children and adults with hearing loss. Int J Audiol. 2017;56(10):740-748.
Dammeyer, J., Lehane, C., & Marschark, M. (2017). Use of technological aids and interpretation services among children and adults with hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology, 56(10), 740-748. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2017.1325970
Dammeyer J, Lehane C, Marschark M. Use of Technological Aids and Interpretation Services Among Children and Adults With Hearing Loss. Int J Audiol. 2017;56(10):740-748. PubMed PMID: 28509597.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Use of technological aids and interpretation services among children and adults with hearing loss. AU - Dammeyer,Jesper, AU - Lehane,Christine, AU - Marschark,Marc, Y1 - 2017/05/16/ PY - 2017/5/17/pubmed PY - 2018/5/9/medline PY - 2017/5/17/entrez KW - Assistive technology KW - cochlear implant KW - hearing aid satisfaction KW - hearing aids SP - 740 EP - 748 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 56 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The technological development of communication aids for people with hearing loss has progressed rapidly over the last decades. Quality has improved and the number of different types of aids has increased. However, few studies have examined the prevalence of technology use and interpreting services use among people with hearing loss as they relate to demographic characteristics of this population. DESIGN: This study reports from national surveys of children and adults with hearing loss. Use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, other aids and interpreting services were analysed with regard to gender, age, degree of hearing loss, mode of communication, having an additional disability, level of educational achievement among adults, and whether or not children lived together with both of their parents. STUDY SAMPLE: 269 children (0-15 years of age) and 839 adults (16-65 years of age). RESULTS: Differences in technology and service use were associated with age, degree of hearing loss, and mode of communication among children and adults, and gender and level of educational achievement among adults. CONCLUSION: Individual and social factors have an impact on technological hearing aid and interpreter use. More research about individual differences and clinical implications of support services is needed. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28509597/Use_of_technological_aids_and_interpretation_services_among_children_and_adults_with_hearing_loss_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2017.1325970 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -