Counseling of families and children with hearing loss

Driscoll, Carlie J. (2010). Counseling of families and children with hearing loss. In Jason P. Dupont (Ed.), Hearing loss: Classification, causes and treatment (pp. 213-232) New York, N.Y. U.S.A.: Nova Science Publishers.

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Author Driscoll, Carlie J.
Title of chapter Counseling of families and children with hearing loss
Title of book Hearing loss: Classification, causes and treatment
Place of Publication New York, N.Y. U.S.A.
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Otolaryngology Research Advances
ISBN 9781612095080
Editor Jason P. Dupont
Chapter number 8
Start page 213
End page 232
Total pages 20
Total chapters 20
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In the case of permanent childhood hearing impairment, it is often assumed that the fitting of hearing aids along with commencement of early intervention will facilitate optimal language development. However, as noted by Kurtzer-White and Luterman (2003), the resolution of grief associated with the diagnosis, parent–child bonding, parental stress, parental emotional availability, and the child‘s sense of self have equally important roles to play. Although such should be essential considerations in all services for children with hearing loss, often it is found that little attention and resources are invested in these factors. Counseling may assist parents in dealing with their grief and promote the development of coping and problem-solving skills, thus affecting outcomes for children with hearing loss (Calderon & Greenburg, 1999; Kurtzer-White & Luterman, 2003; Yoshinaga-Itano & de Uzcategui, 2001). In fact, the literature indicates parental coping to be determined largely by how well they are able to deal with their feelings that are generated by the initial diagnosis and the overwhelming amount of information that usually accompanies it (Kurtzer-White & Luterman, 2003). This chapter will deal with both personal adjustment and informational counseling. Specifically, it will address the importance of self-awareness growth, the listening process, and the development of empathetic understanding. It will also explore the concept of nonfinite grief, discuss information priorities for families of children with hearing loss and provide useful suggestions for counseling of the children themselves. Ultimately, this chapter will assist and encourage pediatric audiologists to enhance their counseling skills.
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