Ear Hear 2021 Feb 18. Epub 2021 Feb 18.
School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Education Department, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
Objectives: This study examined the psychosocial, adaptive behavior, and language outcomes of young children who are hard of hearing (HH) without additional disabilities or neurocognitive impairments. Relations between early developmental outcomes and child and parent demographic variables, and parenting stress and self-efficacy were also explored.
Design: Participants were 39 children with early identified, permanent mild to severe hearing loss, between the ages of 2 and 3 years, and a comparison group of 47 children with normal hearing (NH). Read More