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Audiology 2010;6(1): 76-85.
Published online: June 30, 2010.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2010.6.1.76
청각장애 학생들의 청각보조기기 사용 및 상담 활동에 대한 연구
김혜경1, 조소현2, 조수진2
1대불대학교 보건대학원 언어치료청각학 전공
2대불대학교 언어치료청각학과
A Study on the Usage of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) and Counseling Activities for Hearing-Impaired Students
Hyekyong Kim1, Sohyun Cho2, Soojin Cho Cho2
1Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Daebul University, Yeongam, Korea
2Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, Daebul University, Yeongam, Korea
Correspondence  Soojin Cho Cho ,Tel: (061) 469-1482, Fax: (061) 469-1317, Email: sj2434@db.ac.kr
Received: April 26, 2010; Revised: June 7, 2010   Accepted: June 14, 2010.  Published online: June 30, 2010.
ABSTRACT
This study was designed to obtain basic data for appropriate improvement plans by surveying and analysing the usage of assistive listening devices (ALDs) and counseling activities of students in hearing impaired schools. A total of 102 students were participated in this study from seven hearing impaired schools. The results of this study are summarized as follows. First, it is showed that most of the responded students (86.3%) weared ALDs (hearing aids, 68.8% and cochlear implants, 21.1%) and among the 88 students 21 students used two kinds of ALDs. Second, most students (75%) were influenced by their ‘parent’ and ‘teacher’ when they took ALDs. As merits in use of ALDs, the students selected ‘able to communicate well with other people’(33.5%) and ‘able to listen to what they want to listen (19.9%)’. Third, high school students were the most worried about ‘for admission to a school of higher grade or their future paths (44.8%)’ while ‘their hearing impairments (28.6%)’ ranked number one as middle school students’ biggest worry. Lastly, 90.2% of students responded that they have ever experienced to receive counseling for their problems, however, 55 students (53.9%) responded that there were no counseling offices and 79 (84.3%) said that there were no professional counseling teachers in their schools. In conclusion, for the activation of counseling activities, it needs to make sufficiently students understand and support institutionally the installation of counseling offices and placement of professional counseling teachers.
Key Words: Assistive listening devices (ALDs)·Counseling activities·Hearing-impaired students.
중심단어: 상담 활동· 청각보조기기· 청각장애학생.
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