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The Use of Hearing Aids by Public School Children

The Use of Hearing Aids by Public School Children Abstract Children who do not talk by about 2 years of age frequently are suspected of hearing loss by parents and physicians, and with increasing frequency they find their way to audiological clinics. If deafness is confirmed, the parents are counseled regarding special education placement, and it may be assumed that most of these deaf children find their way to special schools. Thus, it is seldom that a profoundly hearing-handicapped child is found in the ordinary public school classroom, and children using hearing aids in the public schools have mild and moderate degrees of hypacusia. Data on incidence of hearing loss among school children have accrued for a number of years. The average incidence is thought to be about 4% or 5%,1,6 but there is a wide range reported. Some recent data are shown in Table 1. The Michigan and the Pennsylvania percentages are based in part on use of References 1. Gardner, W.: Report of Committee on Hard of Hearing Children , Hearing News 18:5-8 ( (Feb.) ) 2. 8-14 (March) 3. 6-9, 22 (April) 4. 8-11, 14-20 (May) 1950. 5. Gates, A. I., and Kushner, R. E.: Learning to Use Hearing Aids , New York, Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1946. 6. Guilder, R. P., and Schall, L. A.: Rehabilitation of the Child Who is Handicapped by Deafness , Laryngoscope 54:516-518 ( (Oct.) ) 1944.Crossref 7. Morley, D.: An Experimental Program for Hard of Hearing Children , J. Speech & Hearing Disorders 13:337-345, 1948. 8. Siegenthaler, B. M., and Gunn, G. H.: Factors Associated with Help Obtained from Individual Hearing Aids , J. Speech & Hearing Disorders 17:338-347, 1952. 9. Silverman, S., and Benson, R.: Recent Developments in Hearing Aids , Hearing News 20:4-5 ( (May) ) 1952. 10. Watson, L. A., and Tolan, T.: Hearing Tests and Hearing Instruments , Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, 1949, p. 236. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

The Use of Hearing Aids by Public School Children

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1958 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6894
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020379012
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Abstract

Abstract Children who do not talk by about 2 years of age frequently are suspected of hearing loss by parents and physicians, and with increasing frequency they find their way to audiological clinics. If deafness is confirmed, the parents are counseled regarding special education placement, and it may be assumed that most of these deaf children find their way to special schools. Thus, it is seldom that a profoundly hearing-handicapped child is found in the ordinary public school classroom, and children using hearing aids in the public schools have mild and moderate degrees of hypacusia. Data on incidence of hearing loss among school children have accrued for a number of years. The average incidence is thought to be about 4% or 5%,1,6 but there is a wide range reported. Some recent data are shown in Table 1. The Michigan and the Pennsylvania percentages are based in part on use of References 1. Gardner, W.: Report of Committee on Hard of Hearing Children , Hearing News 18:5-8 ( (Feb.) ) 2. 8-14 (March) 3. 6-9, 22 (April) 4. 8-11, 14-20 (May) 1950. 5. Gates, A. I., and Kushner, R. E.: Learning to Use Hearing Aids , New York, Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1946. 6. Guilder, R. P., and Schall, L. A.: Rehabilitation of the Child Who is Handicapped by Deafness , Laryngoscope 54:516-518 ( (Oct.) ) 1944.Crossref 7. Morley, D.: An Experimental Program for Hard of Hearing Children , J. Speech & Hearing Disorders 13:337-345, 1948. 8. Siegenthaler, B. M., and Gunn, G. H.: Factors Associated with Help Obtained from Individual Hearing Aids , J. Speech & Hearing Disorders 17:338-347, 1952. 9. Silverman, S., and Benson, R.: Recent Developments in Hearing Aids , Hearing News 20:4-5 ( (May) ) 1952. 10. Watson, L. A., and Tolan, T.: Hearing Tests and Hearing Instruments , Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, 1949, p. 236.

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1958

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