Owning a Hearing Loss: Arming Students With Information and Support In the current environment where there are constant reminders of increasing health care costs and declining school budgets, educational audiologists may perceive pressure to provide only minimum services or those for which there is third-party reimbursement. Under these circumstances, counseling of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing is a ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
Owning a Hearing Loss: Arming Students With Information and Support
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  • Jane B. Seaton
    Seaton Consultants, Athens, GA
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Article   |   October 01, 2002
Owning a Hearing Loss: Arming Students With Information and Support
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2002, Vol. 12, 43-46. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.3.43
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2002, Vol. 12, 43-46. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.3.43
In the current environment where there are constant reminders of increasing health care costs and declining school budgets, educational audiologists may perceive pressure to provide only minimum services or those for which there is third-party reimbursement. Under these circumstances, counseling of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing is a service often overlooked or referred to another member of the educational team. English (2001)  reported that teachers often are unaware of student feelings about the impact of their hearing loss on relationships with peers, and, as a result, students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing may not be referred for counseling. English went on to state that the educational audiologist may be the only service provider who understands the psychosocial effects of hearing impairment and, therefore, is the professional uniquely qualified to provide both informational and personal adjustment counseling to students with hearing difficulties.
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