Survey on Knowledge and Attitudes of Hearing Loss and Assistive Listening Technology with Children
Creators:Hayes, Danyelle Nicole
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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. 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the level of experience obtained by classroom teachers located in Columbus, Ohio in the area of the educating children with hearing loss. Other areas of interest in the survey included the additional education regarding hearing loss in children and the willingness to make accommodations for children with hearing loss. A 35-question survey was sent to approximately 2,000 teachers in central Ohio. Questions in the survey focused on the teachers’ experience with hearing loss, educating children with hearing loss and their willingness to work with students with hearing impairment. Subjects were contacted twice via electronic mail requesting their voluntary and confidential participation. Results indicated that a significant minority of respondents reported having formal education about hearing loss. In contrast, many respondents reported they had classroom experience with teaching children with hearing loss. The majority of teachers responded that they would be willing to work with students with hearing loss and make accommodations for these students. These results supported the need for communication between audiologists and teachers to promote academic success of students with hearing loss.