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ERIC Number: ED236877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Deafness in Rural Asia.
Miles, M.
The status of services for deaf people in rural Asia is examined. The lack of prevalence statistics is noted as is the concomitant problem of parents, families, and impaired individuals concealing the impairment. Attempted solutions according to the western model are seen to include prevention, early detection and intervention, specialized education and steps to encourage the integration of hearing impaired people into the community's normal life. Political opposition to prevention is cited and the unavailability of intervention services is seen as a major obstacle. Possible improvements are considered in three areas: promoting accurate information and positive attitudes on rehabilitation, encouraging parents and advocates to band together in associations for increased influence, and producing appropriate technology for inexpensive, desirable, and easily maintained hearing aids. (CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Asia
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