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ERIC Number: EJ791184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
Parental and Child Perception of Hearing Aid Benefit
Appleton, Jennifer Ann; Bamford, John
Deafness and Education International, v8 n1 p3-10 Mar 2006
This study investigates whether children give different questionnaire-assessed hearing aid benefit scores than their parents. Sixteen children (age seven to 11 years) who wear hearing aids completed the child version of the Listening Situations Questionnaire while their parents completed the parent version. The mean difference between parent and child scores was 13.1% (standard deviation 12.0) with the child's score being higher than their parent's 88% of the time. Paired sample t-tests and the Wilcoxon signed rank test showed there to be a significant difference between the child and parent scores. The results confirm earlier studies on older children which indicated differences between parent and child's perceptions of hearing aid benefit. The question of which provides the more useful or valid data for hearing aid management decisions remains open, and clinicians should interpret evaluative data from both sources with caution. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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