Children's Attitudes toward Peers Wearing Hearing Aids hundred fifth- and sixth-grade students were asked to rate slides of male children of the same age wearing various hearing aids, glasses, or no aid. Rating was accomplished using a semantic differential scale. The children gave poorer ratings to peers wearing hearing aids. Results suggest that normal-hearing children may need ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1984
Children's Attitudes toward Peers Wearing Hearing Aids
 
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  • Joan E. Dengerink is a clinical instructor currently affiliated with the Department of Speech at Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Jane Boyd Porter is currently affiliated with Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA.
    Joan E. Dengerink is a clinical instructor currently affiliated with the Department of Speech at Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Jane Boyd Porter is currently affiliated with Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1984
Children's Attitudes toward Peers Wearing Hearing Aids
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1984, Vol. 15, 205-209. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1503.205
History: Received September 10, 1982 , Accepted January 11, 1983
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1984, Vol. 15, 205-209. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1503.205
History: Received September 10, 1982; Accepted January 11, 1983

hundred fifth- and sixth-grade students were asked to rate slides of male children of the same age wearing various hearing aids, glasses, or no aid. Rating was accomplished using a semantic differential scale. The children gave poorer ratings to peers wearing hearing aids. Results suggest that normal-hearing children may need to be "educated" prior to hearing-impaired children entering their classroom.

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