Ervarings van jong volwassenes met kogleêre inplantings aangaande bimodale versterking

Show simple item record Van der Westhuizen, Liani Van Dijk, Catherine-Anne 2008-06-10T13:11:14Z 2008-06-10T13:11:14Z 2007-08
dc.description.abstract The main function of a cochlear implant is to optimise the auditory and communicative abilities of individuals with hearing loss. The use of a hearing aid in the non-implanted ear further optimises binaural hearing, which leads to improved sound localization, speech discrimination in noise and quiet surroundings, and refined sound quality. The goal of the study was to determine the experiences of young adults with cochlear implants regarding bimodal amplification. Considering that all age groups are implanted with cochlear implants and that binaural amplification is beneficial to all age groups, it is important that information on young adults also be included. This study addressed bimodal amplification in terms of auditory, communicative, and cosmetic aspects, and handling and care of apparatus. A qualitative, descriptive research design was employed, and questionnaires were completed by five clients who are part of the Pretoria Cochlear Implant Program. Three of the participants took part in the focus group discussion in support of the results taken from the completed questionnaires. The results of the study indicate that the participants experienc bimodal amplification positively, especially in terms of auditory and everyday communicative functioning. The participants largely perceived cosmetic aspects, handling and care of apparatus negatively. The outcomes of the study can be used by audiologists in order to adequately inform and counsel candidates regarding bimodal amplification. Potential barriers can also be addressed appropriately. en
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dc.identifier.citation Van der Westhuizen, L & Van Dijk, C 2007, 'Die ervarings van jong volwassenes met kogleêre inplantings aangaande bimodale versterking', South African Journal of Communication Disorders, vol. 54, pp. 90-104. [] af
dc.identifier.issn 0379-8046
dc.language.iso Afrikaans af
dc.publisher South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association en
dc.rights South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association en
dc.subject Bimodal amplification en
dc.subject Experiences en
dc.subject Auditory functioning en
dc.subject Communicative functioning en
dc.subject Cosmetics en
dc.subject Handling en
dc.subject Care en
dc.subject.lcsh Cochlear implants en
dc.subject.lcsh Audio amplifiers en
dc.subject.lcsh Auditory perception en
dc.subject.lcsh Communicative competence en
dc.subject.lcsh Young adults with disabilities en
dc.title Ervarings van jong volwassenes met kogleêre inplantings aangaande bimodale versterking af
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