ERIC Number: ED466082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Guidelines for Providing Mental Health Services to People Who Are Hard of Hearing.
Trychin, Samuel, Ed.
This document provides mental health professionals with information about the mental health needs and concerns of people who are hard of hearing and those who are late-deafened, i.e., deafened after language acquisition. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) distinguishing differences among people with hearing loss (defining the problem and types of classification); (2) demographics of hearing loss (demographic findings by age, gender, ethnicity, economic status, education level, employment status, limitation of activity due to a chronic condition); (3) identifying people who are hard of hearing (hearing aid identification and signs and symptoms of hearing loss); (4) the impact of hearing loss (hearing loss as a communication disorder, factors contributing to mental health problems, information gaps, and developmental issues); (5) intervention strategies (basic intervention strategies, providing accurate information, and helping establish effective communication behavior); (6) other intervention strategies (e.g., relaxation training, cognitive therapy, grief resolution); (7) psychological testing (information about the hearing loss, selection and interpretation of standardized tests, and testing environment modifications); and (8) other conditions related to hearing loss (vertigo/dizziness, neuromas, and tinnitus). Appendices list national and local resources and communication guidelines. (Contains 16 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego.
Note: Prepared by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, California School of Professional Psychology--San Diego.