ERIC Number: ED266582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Peer Perceptions of Kindergarten and First-Grade Hearing Aid Wearers.
McCarthy, Patricia; And Others
Attitudes of 50 kindergarten and 50 first grade students with normal hearing toward peers wearing hearing aids were examined. Students viewed eight pictures depicting children in various conditions of hearing aid use (standard body aid, post-auricular aid, in-the-ear aid, and no hearing aid). For each picture, Ss were given nine sets of bipolar adjectives and asked to make a choice for each. Results suggested that the presence or absence of a hearing aid was not perceived uniformly but rather differed for individual conditions according to whether the respondent was a kindergartener versus a first grader or male versus a female. It was hypothesized that responses may have been based on physical attributes of the children in the picture. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (12th, Washington, DC, November 22-25, 1985).