A Survey of Classroom Teachers' and Special Educators' Knowledge of and Exposure to Hearing Loss The purpose of this survey was to determine classroom teachers' and special educators' knowledge of and exposure to hearing loss. A 25-item questionnaire on various aspects of hearing loss, including prevalence, etiology, hearing aids, as well as the testing, prevention, and treatment of hearing loss, and the receptive and expressive ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1985
A Survey of Classroom Teachers' and Special Educators' Knowledge of and Exposure to Hearing Loss
 
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  • Norman J. Lass is affiliated with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, P.O. Box 6122, 805 Allen Hall, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. Margaret F. Carlin is affiliated with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Charles M. Woodford is affiliated with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Angela L. Campanelli-Humphreys is a speech-language pathologist at the Shawnee Hills Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center, Charleston, WV. Joanna M. Judy is a speech-language pathologist in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD. Elizabeth A. Hushion-Stemple is a speech-language pathologist in the Taylor County Public Schools, Grafton, WV.
    Norman J. Lass is affiliated with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, P.O. Box 6122, 805 Allen Hall, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. Margaret F. Carlin is affiliated with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Charles M. Woodford is affiliated with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Angela L. Campanelli-Humphreys is a speech-language pathologist at the Shawnee Hills Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center, Charleston, WV. Joanna M. Judy is a speech-language pathologist in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD. Elizabeth A. Hushion-Stemple is a speech-language pathologist in the Taylor County Public Schools, Grafton, WV.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1985
A Survey of Classroom Teachers' and Special Educators' Knowledge of and Exposure to Hearing Loss
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1985, Vol. 16, 211-222. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1603.211
History: Received February 24, 1984 , Accepted August 1, 1984
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1985, Vol. 16, 211-222. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1603.211
History: Received February 24, 1984; Accepted August 1, 1984

The purpose of this survey was to determine classroom teachers' and special educators' knowledge of and exposure to hearing loss. A 25-item questionnaire on various aspects of hearing loss, including prevalence, etiology, hearing aids, as well as the testing, prevention, and treatment of hearing loss, and the receptive and expressive communication skills and characteristics of the hearing impaired, was completed by 98 classroom teachers and 77 special educators employed in the public schools throughout the state of West Virginia. Results of their responses indicate limited knowledge of and exposure to hearing loss. implications of these findings for education and special education preservice and continuing education programs are discussed.

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