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Audiology 2014;10(3): 198-207.
Published online: October 31, 2014.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2014.10.3.198
인공와우 사용자의 심리적 경험에 대한 현상학 연구
우송대학교 언어치료 청각재활학부
A Phenomenological Study on the Psychological Experiences of the Users with Cochlear Implants
Pyung Kon Thak
Department of Speech-Language Therapy and Aural Rehabilitation, Woosong University, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence  Pyung Kon Thak ,Tel: (042) 630-9220, Fax: (042) 630-9228, Email: imswan@daum.net
Received: August 4, 2014; Revised: August 14, 2014   Accepted: August 28, 2014.  Published online: October 31, 2014.
This study analyzed the psychological experiences of the patients with cochlear implantation using Giorgi's phenomenological method. To conduct this study, the research conducted in depth interviews with 10 acquired hearing impaired adults (aged 42-85) who have received cochlear implantation unilaterally or bilaterally. The researcher recorded directly their narratives and transcribed their raw data. Data was analyzed by Giorgi's phenomenological data analysis process and 156 concepts were identified and categorized into 45 subcategories and 13 primary categories. These 13 primary categories were also described according to experiences before and after implantation. Primary categories before implantation were as follows; No recognition about their bodies, disappointment, independence, extreme temperance by no communication, looking for an alternative method, avoidance of confront, social isolation, elimination from center. Another categories after implantation were as follows; no satisfaction about the effect, humble attitude, self integration, family support, sharing the experiences of overcoming disableness. Following these results, the researcher suggested that an existential program for these acquired hearing impaired people would be needed and family should be involved in the recovering program for them.
Key Words: Acquired hearing impairment, Being deaf, Cochlear implant, Recovering the function of hearing, Existential program
중심단어: 농, 실존적 프로그램, 인공와우, 후천성 난청
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