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Remote microphone systems for preschool-age children who are hard of hearing: access and utilization.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Children who are hard of hearing (CHH) have restricted access to auditory-linguistic information. Remote-microphone (RM) systems reduce the negative consequences of limited auditory access. The purpose of this study was to characterise receipt and use of RM systems in young CHH in home and school settings.

DESIGN

Through a combination of parent, teacher, and audiologist report, we identified children who received RM systems for home and/or school use by 4 years of age or younger. With cross-sectional surveys, parents estimated the amount of time the child used RM systems at home and school per day.

STUDY SAMPLE

The participants included 217 CHH.

RESULTS

Thirty-six percent of the children had personal RMs for home use and 50% had RM systems for school. Approximately, half of the parents reported that their children used RM systems for home use for 1-2 hours per use and RM systems for school use for 2-4 hours per day.

CONCLUSIONS

Results indicated that the majority of the CHH in the current study did not receive RM systems for home use in early childhood, but half had access to RM technology in the educational setting. High-quality research studies are needed to determine ways in which RM systems benefit pre-school-age CHH.

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    a Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders , University of Iowa , Iowa City , IA , USA.

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    a Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders , University of Iowa , Iowa City , IA , USA.

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    b Audibility, Perception, and Cognition Laboratory , Boys Town National Research Hospital , Omaha , NE , USA.

    c Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , NC , USA.

    Source

    International journal of audiology 58:4 2019 Apr pg 200-207

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    30614307

    Citation

    Walker, Elizabeth A., et al. "Remote Microphone Systems for Preschool-age Children Who Are Hard of Hearing: Access and Utilization." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 58, no. 4, 2019, pp. 200-207.
    Walker EA, Curran M, Spratford M, et al. Remote microphone systems for preschool-age children who are hard of hearing: access and utilization. Int J Audiol. 2019;58(4):200-207.
    Walker, E. A., Curran, M., Spratford, M., & Roush, P. (2019). Remote microphone systems for preschool-age children who are hard of hearing: access and utilization. International Journal of Audiology, 58(4), pp. 200-207. doi:10.1080/14992027.2018.1537523.
    Walker EA, et al. Remote Microphone Systems for Preschool-age Children Who Are Hard of Hearing: Access and Utilization. Int J Audiol. 2019;58(4):200-207. PubMed PMID: 30614307.
    * Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
    TY - JOUR T1 - Remote microphone systems for preschool-age children who are hard of hearing: access and utilization. AU - Walker,Elizabeth A, AU - Curran,Maura, AU - Spratford,Meredith, AU - Roush,Patricia, Y1 - 2019/01/05/ PY - 2020/04/01/pmc-release PY - 2019/1/8/pubmed PY - 2019/1/8/medline PY - 2019/1/8/entrez KW - Remote microphones KW - assistive technology KW - newborn hearing screening KW - paediatrics SP - 200 EP - 207 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 58 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Children who are hard of hearing (CHH) have restricted access to auditory-linguistic information. Remote-microphone (RM) systems reduce the negative consequences of limited auditory access. The purpose of this study was to characterise receipt and use of RM systems in young CHH in home and school settings. DESIGN: Through a combination of parent, teacher, and audiologist report, we identified children who received RM systems for home and/or school use by 4 years of age or younger. With cross-sectional surveys, parents estimated the amount of time the child used RM systems at home and school per day. STUDY SAMPLE: The participants included 217 CHH. RESULTS: Thirty-six percent of the children had personal RMs for home use and 50% had RM systems for school. Approximately, half of the parents reported that their children used RM systems for home use for 1-2 hours per use and RM systems for school use for 2-4 hours per day. CONCLUSIONS: Results indicated that the majority of the CHH in the current study did not receive RM systems for home use in early childhood, but half had access to RM technology in the educational setting. High-quality research studies are needed to determine ways in which RM systems benefit pre-school-age CHH. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30614307/Remote_microphone_systems_for_preschool-age_children_who_are_hard_of_hearing:_access_and_utilization L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2018.1537523 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -