Utilizing Social Media to Connect Adolescents and Young Adults with Hearing Loss
Creators:Middaugh, Jessica L.
Advisor:Whitelaw, Gail M.
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Speech and Hearing Science. Doctor of Audiology Capstone Projects. 2013
The aim of the present study was to develop a social media network designed for adolescents and young adults with hearing loss. Five adolescents and young adults with hearing loss were recruited through central Ohio audiologists. Participants responded to two electronic surveys and took part in a focus group with their peers. Results indicated elements, or suggestions, that should be incorporated when designing a social media network for this population. A supplemental study was also conducted with four young adults with normal hearing who participated in a focus group and responded to the same questions relating to the social media network as the focus group of participants with hearing loss. Results indicated that the participants with normal hearing desired different resources and information on the social media network compared to the participants with a hearing loss. The results of the present study can be used to guide audiologists in the development of a social media network for adolescents and young adults with hearing loss.
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