Current state of knowledge: Psychosocial development in children with hearing impairment

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The purpose of this review is to synthesize historical and recent evidence concerning psychosocial development in children with mild to severe hearing impairment. Included are studies of quality of life, social-emotional development, self-concept, and social access. Concerns are raised about sampling issues and limited consistency in measurement strategies used. Interdisciplinary perspectives on social-emotional learning and development are integrated in an effort to identify research gaps and suggest future research needs. The need for prospective studies involving a new generation of children with early access to amplification is stressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-739
Number of pages11
JournalEar and hearing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing

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