Quality of Life of Hearing-Impaired Young Adults Using Hearing Aid

Dr. Muhammad Arsalan Ibrahim, Dr. Sundas Kanwal, Dr. Rehman Sarwar

Abstract


Objective:The assessment of the quality of life of hearing-impaired young adults with the use of hearing aid.

Study Design: Descriptive study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out from 01.01.2018 to 30.06.2018 at the ENT Department, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore.

Materials and Methods:The study was carried out on the 50 people selected from the “Hamza Foundation Academy for the Deaf” with “severe degree” hearing loss, all over the “age of 18 -34 years” (young adults).With the use of hearing aid all the questions were answered by the patients. There were 16 questions in the questionnaire relating to general life quality and other elements such as phycological, physical, environmental and social relations. All the objective of the study was collected through questionnaire.

Results: This study has revealed that 3(6%) patients has poor life quality, 28(56%) have moderate life quality and 19(38%) patients have good life quality after the use of hearing aid.

Conclusion:The current study has revealed that hearing aid usage is clearly connected with the significant improvement in emotional, social, physical and psychologicalwell-being of a patientsuffering from heavy hearing loss. Particularly, using of hearing aid is completely connected with the restoration of person’shearing functionimpaired.

Key Words: Hearing loss, Hearing aids, Quality of life


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