Assessing Perceived Benefits of Using Hearing Aids among Hearing-Impaired Students in Jordan and Its Relation to Some Variables

Ibrahim El-Zraigat, Farid Al-Khateeb, Adel Tannous, Hadhal Zureiqat, Warod Al-Awamleh

Abstract


The main purpose of the present study was to assess the benefits of using hearing aids among hearing impaired students. The sample of the study consisted of 215 students, enrolled at schools for deaf children in Jordan, 90 males and 125 females. The benefits of hearing aids scale were developed and used in assessing the benefits of using hearing aids of students. The reliability and validity of the scale were established. The researcher used the t-test and ANOVA to answer the research questions. The results indicated that the hearing impaired students had good benefits of using hearing aids in general. The results showed that male students had better benefits of using hearing aids than female students on the dimension of school benefits. Also, the results showed that students who had a hearing loss of 35-54 dB had better benefits of using hearing aids than students of 90 dB or above on the dimensions of family and communication benefits. Differences between mean scores of students who have parents hold general school education exam or below and who have parents hold bachelor degree or above were in favor of students have parents hold bachelor degree or above on the dimension of psychological benefits. The study recommended focusing on using hearing aids in educating these students.

Keywords


Hearing Impairment, Hearing Impaired, Hearing Aids, Special Education.

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