Students as Active Participants in Hearing Aid Maintenance Twenty students between the ages of 6 and 19 years who were receiving services for students with hearing impairments in a metropolitan, inner-city school system were trained to monitor their own hearing aids. This study investigated the effect of this training on the percentage of students who wore functional hearing ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1992
Students as Active Participants in Hearing Aid Maintenance
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Marsha Lipscomb
    Atlanta City Schools
  • Peggy Von Almen
    Utah State University, Logan
  • James C. Blair, PhD
    Utah State University, Logan
  • Contact author: James C. Blair, PhD, Department of Communicative Disorders, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322–1000.
    Contact author: James C. Blair, PhD, Department of Communicative Disorders, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322–1000.×
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Research Articles
Research Article   |   July 01, 1992
Students as Active Participants in Hearing Aid Maintenance
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 208-213. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.208
History: Received January 14, 1991 , Accepted July 1, 1991
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 208-213. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.208
History: Received January 14, 1991; Accepted July 1, 1991

Twenty students between the ages of 6 and 19 years who were receiving services for students with hearing impairments in a metropolitan, inner-city school system were trained to monitor their own hearing aids. This study investigated the effect of this training on the percentage of students who wore functional hearing aids. Ten of the students received fewer than 3 hours of instruction per day in the regular education setting and generally had hearing losses in the severe to profound range. The remaining 10 students received greater than 3 hours of instruction per day in the regular education setting and had hearing losses in the moderate to severe range. The findings indicated improved hearing aid function when students were actively involved in hearing aid maintenance programs. Recommendations are made concerning hearing aid maintenance in the schools.

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