ERIC Number: EJ1042309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
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Reference Count: 46
Can Mild Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss Affect Developmental Abilities in Younger School-Age Children?
Ðokovic, Sanja; Gligorovic, Milica; Ostojic, Sanja; Dimic, Nadežda; Radic-Šestic, Marina; Slavnic, Svetlana
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v19 n4 p484-495 Oct 2014
The research study was conducted for the purpose of examining the influence of mild bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (MBSNHL) on developmental abilities of younger school-age children. The sample encompassed 144 children with MBSNHL, aged 7.5-11 (M = 8.85). MBSNHL (20-40 dB HL) was identified by pure tone audiometry. The control group encompassed 160 children with normal hearing. The Acadia test of developmental abilities was used for assessment of developmental abilities. Although statistically significant differences between participants with MBSNHL and those with normal hearing were established in the majority of estimated developmental abilities domains, those differences do not indicate any significant delay in development of assessed abilities, except in the domain of auditory discrimination. The obtained results call for a systematic approach to children with MBSNHL in elementary schools.
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Young Children, Child Development, Audiometric Tests, Control Groups, Comparative Analysis, Developmental Stages, Statistical Analysis, Developmental Delays, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Perception
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