A Comparison of the Deaf Community and Hard-Of-Hearing Individuals on their Knowledge and Opinions of Cochlear Implants

Bryant, Marian R. (2015) A Comparison of the Deaf Community and Hard-Of-Hearing Individuals on their Knowledge and Opinions of Cochlear Implants. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Rebecca Lowe from Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis examined the opinions and knowledge of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals on cochlear implants. Previous research presented showed the controversial opinions on what was known about cochlear implants as a result of speculation in the Deaf community. This thesis consisted of surveying Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in order to have a better understanding of what is known about cochlear implants and the opinions that concur due to incorrect or correct knowledge. Thirteen subjects, including eight Deaf and seven hard-of-hearing individuals, completed the assessment. The results indicated that uncertainty about cochlear implants still remains; therefore, it is necessary to educate individuals on how cochlear implants benefit and work. This is essential to make informative decisions and form opinions surrounding cochlear implants and the Deaf community.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Bryant, Marian R.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thesis Advisor: Rebecca Lowe
Thesis Advisor's Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Depositing User: Marian Rebecca Bryant Becca Bryant
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 17:11
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 17:11
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/414

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