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Audiology and Speech Research 2018;14(1): 59-64.
Published online: January 31, 2018.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/asr.2018.14.1.59
돌발성 난청 성인의 청능훈련 사례
조새림1,2, 오수희3, 방정화1
1한림국제대학원대학교 청각학과
2지멘스보청기 안양센터
3한림국제대학원대학교 청각언어연구소
A Case Study of Auditory Training for an Adult with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Selim Cho1,2, Soo Hee Oh3, Junghwa Bahng1
1Department of Audiology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, Korea
2Siemens Hearing Center, Anyang, Korea
3Hallym Hearing and Speech Institute, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Junghwa Bahng ,Tel: +82-70-8680-6933 , Fax: +82-2-3451-6618 , Email: bahng.jh@gmail.com
Received: October 3, 2017; Revised: January 8, 2018   Accepted: January 9, 2018.  Published online: January 31, 2018.
A 43-year-old woman diagnosed with a sudden sensorineural hearing loss. She did not accept her hearing loss and did not want to wear hearing aids, but her communication ability was the problem in her workplace. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of auditory training for improving communication ability through listening activities, and for accepting her hearing loss and wearing a hearing aid continuously through informational counseling.
Receiver in canal hearing aid was selected for the left ear. Auditory training was conducted seven sessions for 30 mins listening activities and 10 minutes informational counseling. For listening activities, long stories were used, and for informational counseling, effects of hearing loss on communication, knowledge of hearing aids and emotional well-being were provided. Also, we simulated her workplace for training sessions. As objective assessments, word and sentence recognition scores were tested and as a subjective assessment, Korean Version of Profile Hearing Aid Benefit (K-PHAB) was conducted.
The recognition scores of word and sentence were improved after the auditory training. However, scores of KPHAB were not changed. The subject reported that she did not feel that her communication ability did not improve a lot, but she would maintain to use her hearing aid.
Even though the subjective hearing aid benefit was not improved, behaviors of the subject were changed after the auditory training. Informational counseling is efficacy to understand and accept hearing loss and hearing aids.
Key Words: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss, Auditory training, Counseling.
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