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Rhoades, Ellen A. – Volta Review, 2018
Advocates of bimodal bilingual (Bi-Bi) early intervention argue that both visual and auditory communication systems reflect optimal family and educational interactions for teachers, families, and their young children with hearing loss. The primary objective of this commentary is to highlight semantic variations noted in theoretical, ideological,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments, Bilingual Education, Sign Language
Gremp, Michelle A.; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – Volta Review, 2018
Sound levels and acoustic characteristic information was obtained in classrooms serving children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) in grades K-2 in a variety of settings across the United States and Canada. Sound levels were easily measured using iPads, and acoustic characteristics were documented. Noise levels exceeded the American National…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Primary Education
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Barker, Brittan A.; Jones, Hannah D.; Daquanno, Chelsi G. – Volta Review, 2018
The Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS) is used to assess auditory development in young children with hearing loss. Despite being widely used, previous research showed that its psychometric properties are not ideal. As a first step toward psychometric advancements of the IT-MAIS, this study aimed to create videos with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Infants, Toddlers, Auditory Perception
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Glade, Rachel – Volta Review, 2018
Ample research exists that discusses the use of auditory rehabilitation with individuals who utilize hearing aids; however, there is little qualitative evidence to support its use with individuals who utilize cochlear implants. This study utilized a qualitative methodology to examine the phenomenon recipients of cochlear implants and their spouses…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Adults, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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Hintermair, Manfred; Cremer, Inge; Gutjahr, Anja; Losch, Antonia; Strauß, Hans Christoph – Volta Review, 2018
A study involving 32 adult persons who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) and successful in their jobs explored the key factors for their success. The results revealed that, in particular, social and personal competencies (soft skills) are important. These soft skills include self-confidence, patience, interest, motivation, ability to communicate,…
Descriptors: Adults, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Success
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Lim, Stacey R.; Goldberg, Donald M.; Flexer, Carol – Volta Review, 2018
In 1993, the first study of outcomes of auditory-verbal graduates was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA). The stated purpose of the research at that time "was to document the status of graduates of one aural habilitation option; auditory-verbal" (p. 190, Goldberg & Flexer). A follow-up study was…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Young Children, Oral Language, Listening
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Johnson, Earl E. – Volta Review, 2018
People with hearing loss (HL) often express a desire for the particular hearing device that will yield the best speech recognition. The problem with fulfilling that desire is that a vast number of hearing devices are available from which to choose. In recent years, medical device regulatory agencies have generally viewed hearing devices (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Speech Communication, Environmental Influences
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Neuss, Deirdre; Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth M.; Olds, Janet; Tang, Ken; Whittingham, JoAnne; McSweeney, Erin; Rabjohn, Kelley; Somerville, Rosemary; Steacie, Pamela; Lyons, John S.; Schramm, David – Volta Review, 2018
As children are receiving cochlear implants at younger ages, benchmarks in speech, language, and auditory development can assist auditory-verbal therapists in setting expectation levels. Therapists can then counsel parents who often inquire how their children are progressing compared to peers with the same amount of listening experience. This…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Listening Skills, Speech Skills, Language Skills
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Alhuzail, Nuzha Allassad; Levinger, Miriam – Volta Review, 2018
Israel's Bedouin population has a high percentage of children with disabilities, including hearing loss. This study, conducted among Bedouin mothers in Israel's Negev desert, found that the mothers' perception of their child's disability may influence their attitude toward the available educational environments and the child's placement. Children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Hearing Impairments, Children
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Haakma, Ineke; Janssen, Marleen; Minnaert, Alexander – Volta Review, 2017
The article presents a comprehensive literature review of evidence about the psychological needs of students with hearing and/or visual loss, as well as the effect of their perceptions of need support on their motivation, engagement, and outcomes. The framework applied is based on the Self-Determination Theory of motivation, which addresses the…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Psychological Patterns, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments
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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Volta Review, 2017
The relationship between IQ, metacognition, and self-perception of quality of life as measured by the Mooney checklist was explored. Participants who were hearing and deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) were compared using these outcome variables, with gender as an additional grouping variable. Results revealed performances on these measures were…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Metacognition, Intelligence Quotient
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Rizk, Habib G.; Tomashitis, Brett M.; Goldberg, Donald M.; Meyer, Ted A. – Volta Review, 2017
With the advent of newborn hearing screening and state-specific early hearing detection and intervention programs, early diagnosis of children with hearing loss should increase. These children need access to rehabilitation support, hearing amplification and speech therapy, and, if appropriate, evaluation for candidacy for a cochlear implant.…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Speech Language Pathology, Therapy
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Constantinescu, Gabriella; Phillips, Rebecca L.; Davis, Aleisha; Dornan, Dimity; Hogan, Anthony – Volta Review, 2015
The impact of spoken language skills on the social inclusion of children with hearing loss is of interest for listening and spoken language early intervention providers. This study used spoken language assessments and a parent-report social inclusion survey to investigate this impact for 95 children with hearing loss (M = 5.1 years of age). The…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Inclusion, Interpersonal Relationship, Deafness
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Coulter, Linda; Goodluck, Helen – Volta Review, 2015
Self-paced reading was used in three experiments to compare the processing of certain kinds of English sentences by adults with typical hearing and adults with hearing loss. Adults with typical hearing use strategies for processing an input sentence, anticipating the structure, and leading to incorrect analyses. One strategy we examine in this…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Sentences, English
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Donne, Vicki; Rugg, Natalie – Volta Review, 2015
Previous research on reading perceptions and strategy use involving narrative texts among students attending schools for the deaf provides some information on comprehension strategies used. None of these studies, however, involved students using speech to communicate or receiving instruction in the general education. This study extends that…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4
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