A Clinical Study of Twenty-seven Children Exhibiting Functional Hearing Loss This report reviews 27 cases of children exhibiting functional hearing loss. The study reveals that most students were in the upper elementary grades and were predominantly females. These subjects were functioning below their ability level in school and were usually in conflict with school, home, or peers. Tests used were ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1981
A Clinical Study of Twenty-seven Children Exhibiting Functional Hearing Loss
 
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  • Donald L. McCanna is an associate professor of audiology at Ashland College. Giacinto DeLapa is a professor of psychology at Ashland College. Requests for reprints may be sent to McCanna at Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
    Donald L. McCanna is an associate professor of audiology at Ashland College. Giacinto DeLapa is a professor of psychology at Ashland College. Requests for reprints may be sent to McCanna at Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio 44805.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1981
A Clinical Study of Twenty-seven Children Exhibiting Functional Hearing Loss
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 26-35. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.26
History: Received October 25, 1979 , Accepted March 24, 1980
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 26-35. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.26
History: Received October 25, 1979; Accepted March 24, 1980

This report reviews 27 cases of children exhibiting functional hearing loss. The study reveals that most students were in the upper elementary grades and were predominantly females. These subjects were functioning below their ability level in school and were usually in conflict with school, home, or peers.

Tests used were selected on the basis of their helping to provide early identification. The subjects' oral and behavioral responses are presented, as well as ways of resolving the hearing problem. Some helpful counseling techniques are also presented.

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