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Impact of severe and profound hearing loss. NAME: L aura Turton DATE: 12 th December 2013. Terminology. Deaf deaf deafened Hard of hearing. Questionnaire evidence. Questionnaires used. Glasgow Health Status Inventory

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impact of severe and profound hearing loss

Impact of severe and profound hearing loss

NAME: Laura Turton

DATE: 12th December 2013

terminology
Terminology
  • Deaf
  • deaf
  • deafened
  • Hard of hearing
questionnaires used
Questionnaires used
  • Glasgow Health Status Inventory
    • Total score and 3 sub-score: general, social and physical (5 point Likert scale)
  • Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Health & Wellbeing Scale
    • Positive mental health statements used and scored (5 point Likert scale)
ghsi compared to turton smith data
GHSI compared to Turton & Smith data

IRP 2012 Data

IJA 2008 Data

slide11
PK
  • 46 year old female
  • Overnight bilateral severe ski slope hearing loss with constant tinnitus
  • PhD student
  • Denial – Depression – Anger – Acceptance (not quite Kubler-Ross)
slide12
TL
  • 72 year old male
  • Sudden loss left (in his 40s) progressive right (from birth)
  • Bilateral tinnitus
  • Retired lecturer
  • Isolated, dependant, low self esteem
slide13
CC
  • 43 year old female
    • Age 6 - Mild loss in one ear – not noticeable
    • Age 20 – mild to moderate - bilateral
    • Age 25 – severe - bilateral
    • Age 29 – profound – bilateral
  • No diagnosis for progressive hearing loss
  • Tinnitus and vertigo, worse when tired
  • Trained as a teacher, now trains teaching assistants
  • Has constant tinnitus and vertigo, with intermittent unsteadiness
slide14
CC
  • Feels loss is harder because of gradual loss – adjusting and then readjusting
  • Felt depressed, suicidal (at times), isolated, useless, worthless, lonely, afraid, terrified, angry, frustrated, sad, misunderstood, different, betrayed, disappointed, ashamed, alone
  • Impact on:
    • Work, lost self confidence to teach
    • Love of music
slide15
CC
  • Completely isolated - withdrew and hid
  • Reclusive
  • Lost confidence and self-esteem
  • “Became very self-centred”
summary
Summary
  • Tremendous physical and emotional energy is required for the person to stay in effective communication
  • Lead to fatigue, chronic stress, depression, withdrawal and overall reduced health
  • Limited use of hearing aids – hence they must rely heavily on lip-reading or the written word
  • Affects every area of the person’s life