Health Educators' Knowledge of Hearing, Hearing Loss, and Hearing Health Practices A questionnaire on hearing, hearing loss, and hearing health practices was constructed by the authors and completed by 89 school health educators in West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Results of their responses indicate some deficiencies in knowledge of hearing, hearing loss, and the effect of noise on ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1990
Health Educators' Knowledge of Hearing, Hearing Loss, and Hearing Health Practices
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Norman J. Lass
    West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Charles M. Woodford
    West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Conrad Lundeen
    West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Phylisa J. English
    West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • John F. Schmitt
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • Mary Pannbacker
    Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport
  • Requests for reprints should be sent to Norman J. Lass, Ph.D., Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122.
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1990
Health Educators' Knowledge of Hearing, Hearing Loss, and Hearing Health Practices
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1990, Vol. 21, 85-90. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2102.85
History: Received June 9, 1989 , Accepted October 19, 1989
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1990, Vol. 21, 85-90. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2102.85
History: Received June 9, 1989; Accepted October 19, 1989

A questionnaire on hearing, hearing loss, and hearing health practices was constructed by the authors and completed by 89 school health educators in West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Results of their responses indicate some deficiencies in knowledge of hearing, hearing loss, and the effect of noise on hearing. Implications of these findings and suggestions for preservice and continuing education programs for school health educators are discussed.

Acknowledgments
The authors wish to thank Ann Simon, Morgantown High School, Morgantown, WV, Mary Ann Butler, DeSoto Parish School Board, Mansfield, LA, and David Irwin, Northeastern State University, Monroe, LA, for their assistance in data collection in this study.
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