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Outcomes of rehabilitation in people with cochlear implants and traditional hearing aids


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Grubišić, Tea. (2017). Outcomes of rehabilitation in people with cochlear implants and traditional hearing aids. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Dobrić, Arnalda].

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Speech is a social phenomenon and its development is possible only in human environment. One of its most important functions is the realization of communication through which a person is able to share its own thoughts, views, wishes and needs with others in the social world. Every person is born with the predisposition to develop the speech but when, how and will it develop at all depends on number of biological, sociological and psychological factors. Hearing and listening are a prerequisite for the development of speech. Speech can be developed only if all parts of the auditory system function properly. Malfunction of one of these parts leads to hearing loss because of which a hearing aid is being introduced. Among these hearing aids the most prominent are cochlear implants and traditional hearing aids. The aim of this paper was to show the results concerning the usefulness and the use of hearing aids and their impact on the quality of life of their users. The results showed that among the essential factors important for the development of hearing and listening main influence have the chronological age at the time of implantation and the duration of rehabilitation of hearing and speech.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: speech development, hearing loss, hearing aids, rehabilitation
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Dobrić, Arnalda
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 09:47

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