Evaluation of hearing aid function among students of Rudaki deaf school in Ahvaz city

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Marzieh Amiri 1 , * , Maryam Sayyaf 2 , Mojtaba Tavakoli 1 , Mohammad Hossein Haghighizadeh 3

1 MS, Instructor, Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

2 BS Student of Audiology, Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

3 MS, Instructor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Ahvaz JundiShapur Universitry of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

How to Cite: Amiri M, Sayyaf M, Tavakoli M, Haghighizadeh M H. Evaluation of hearing aid function among students of Rudaki deaf school in Ahvaz city, Jentashapir J Cell Mol Biol. 2013 ; 4(5):e94113.

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Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: 4 (5); e94113
Published Online: October 30, 2013
Article Type: Letter
Received: May 20, 2019
Accepted: August 31, 2013

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Abstract

Suitable hearing amplification in hearing- impaired students is essential to improve learning process. The main purpose of this ( a descriptive- analytic and a cross-sectional) study is to access to the exact statistical data of hearing aids and ear molds, the onset age of hard of hearing and the age of receiving hearing aids in hearingimpaired students of Ahvaz Rudaki deaf school. Furthermore, the researchers questioned the parents to find out the probable causes of hearing aid non-usage. In this investigation the researchers evaluated hearing aids, ear molds and the usefulness of hearing aids of the all students at Ahvaz Rudaki deaf school. Out of a total number of 66 students, 48 students (sixty-two hearing aids) were evaluated. Totally 21 hearing aids (33.8 percent) and 22 ear molds (35.48 percent) had problems. In defective hearing aids, hearing aid sound offset (52.38%) was the major problem. There was a statistical difference in hearing threshold, before and after using a hearing aid (p<0.05). Unsatisfactory of student and loud sound of hearing aid were two main reasons of non-using of hearing aid among children. An appropriate setting for hearing aid and making a good ear mold, can help the children that are hard of hearing to attain a desired hearing. So monitoring of hearing aid function and ear molds condition in hearing impaired students is highly recommended.

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Hearing aid Student Hard of Hearing Satisfaction

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