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|Title: ||Deaf parents and pediatric cochlear implantation: an exploration of the decision-making process|
|Authors: ||Hardonk, Stefan|
Van Hove, Geert
Van Kerschaver, Erwin
Sigurjónsdóttir, Hanna Björg
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Citation: ||AMERICAN ANNALS OF THE DEAF, 156 (3), p. 290-304|
|Abstract: ||The study examined factors in deaf parents' decision between cochlear implantation (CI) and traditional hearing aids for their child. The subjects were 6 Flemish children ages 5-9 years with severe/profound congenital hearing loss, with at least 1 deaf parent. The researchers, who conducted thematic content analysis of qualitative data collected through parent interviews, found that with the exception of a family with 1 hearing parent, parents gave priority to Deaf identity sign language, and ethical issues in deciding between CI and hearing aids. Medical risks were also mentioned. The researchers conclude that the decision-making processes of the parents involved factors that have also been found among hearing parents, as well as aspects that have not been reported to play a role in hearing parents' decision making. A further conclusion is that deaf parents' perspective merits attention in professional practice and empirical research.|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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