The quality of life in hearing impaired adolescents after hearing aid application

Saiyidi Mohd Azizi Bin Mohd Adibi, New Ru Chen, Nor Aida Azmir, Norliana Solahan, Aniza Ismail, Azida Zainal Anuar, Asma Binti Abdullah

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Abstract

Hearing impairment in adolescents is a major public health problem. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) deafness and hearing impairment are common health problems throughout the world. Hearing impairment generally impairs emotional, social, communication and educational function. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between duration of hearing aid use and improvements in the quality of life. The cross sectional study was conducted at Jalan Peel Primary Special School and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC) from July 2010 until June 2011. A total of 21 students with hearing impairment involved in this study with mean age of 12.57 (10 to 19 years old). The subjects were divided into 2 groups: first-time hearing aid users and long standing hearing aid users. The hearing assessment was conducted in the first group and hearing aids were fitted. After 1 month hearing aid fitting, the questionnaires were distributed to both groups. Statistical analysis had showed no relation (p>0.05) between duration of hearing aid use and the improvement in the quality of life. However, regardless of the duration of hearing aid usage, there was improvement in the quality of life as shown by the scores of the questionnaires. In conclusion there was no significant relation between duration of hearing aid use and the improvement in the quality of life. Hearing aids were beneficial for hearing loss students regardless of the duration of the hearing aid usage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-322
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume68
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Hearing aid
  • Hearing impairment
  • Quality of life
  • Sensorineural hearing loss

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  • Medicine(all)

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Mohd Adibi, S. M. A. B., Ru Chen, N., Aida Azmir, N., Solahan, N., Ismail, A., Zainal Anuar, A., & Binti Abdullah, A. (2013). The quality of life in hearing impaired adolescents after hearing aid application. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 68(4), 315-322.

The quality of life in hearing impaired adolescents after hearing aid application. / Mohd Adibi, Saiyidi Mohd Azizi Bin; Ru Chen, New; Aida Azmir, Nor; Solahan, Norliana; Ismail, Aniza; Zainal Anuar, Azida; Binti Abdullah, Asma.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 68, No. 4, 08.2013, p. 315-322.

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Mohd Adibi, SMAB, Ru Chen, N, Aida Azmir, N, Solahan, N, Ismail, A, Zainal Anuar, A & Binti Abdullah, A 2013, 'The quality of life in hearing impaired adolescents after hearing aid application', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 315-322.
Mohd Adibi SMAB, Ru Chen N, Aida Azmir N, Solahan N, Ismail A, Zainal Anuar A et al. The quality of life in hearing impaired adolescents after hearing aid application. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2013 Aug;68(4):315-322.
Mohd Adibi, Saiyidi Mohd Azizi Bin ; Ru Chen, New ; Aida Azmir, Nor ; Solahan, Norliana ; Ismail, Aniza ; Zainal Anuar, Azida ; Binti Abdullah, Asma. / The quality of life in hearing impaired adolescents after hearing aid application. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2013 ; Vol. 68, No. 4. pp. 315-322.
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