Monitoring Preschoolers’ Hearing Aids Issues in Program Design and Implementation Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1994
Monitoring Preschoolers’ Hearing Aids
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jill L. Elfenbein, PhD
    Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Article Information
Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Research Articles
Research Article   |   July 01, 1994
Monitoring Preschoolers’ Hearing Aids
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 65-70. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.65
History: Received August 13, 1993 , Accepted December 15, 1993
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 65-70. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.65
History: Received August 13, 1993; Accepted December 15, 1993

Review of data obtained from a small sample of parents of preschoolers indicates that although most parents are aware of the need to monitor hearing aids for signs of malfunction, they do not always have the equipment and the skills needed to accomplish the task. Information from studies of physician/parent and audiologist/parent relationships provides a foundation for examining the problem. Data from these sources suggest that marked changes may be possible if clinicians change the ways they interact with parents.

Acknowledgments
This work was supported through the cooperation of the families and staff members at the Parent-Infant Institute. Their willingness to take part is much appreciated.
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