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J. Islam. Int. Med. Coll.. 2017; 12(1): 8-14


Hearing Aids Versus Cochlear Implants: Aiding the Development of Self-Concept for Promoting Linguistic Competencies

Sadia Batool, Zane Asher Green, Tehseen Tahir, Umbreen Ishfaq.

Abstract
impaired students and to ascertain the impact of hearing aids and cochlear implants on their self concept.
Study Design: It was a descriptive, cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in Sir Syed School and College of Special Education,
Rawalpindi with permission from the concerned authority. It took the researcher six weeks from 12th Sep 2016
to 21st Oct 2016 to collect data from hearing impaired students.
Materials and Methods: An aggregate of 233 students was the sample of this study of which 103 were students
using hearing devices and 120 students were using normal hearing controls. Special arrangements were made
to collect the data. The hearing impaired students could choose between two versions of the questionnaire.
The first version was exclusively composed of things, while in the second; everything was displayed in written
text with sign language video clip appearing at the top corner of the screen by using Master Writer 3.0 software,
whereas, the IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 21 was used for data analyses.
Results: Multiple regression analysis showed that all dimensions of self-concept were predicting linguistic
competencies of hearing impaired children with cochlear implant produced R2= 0.23, F=73.57 and p

Key words: Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aid, Hearing Impairment, Self Concept.






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