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Lecture 12

LING 4P27 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Dementia, Closed Set, Reverberation

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Barbra Zupan

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Lecture: AR for young and middle-aged adults
Quality of Life
-Hearing loss in adulthood has various eects on health related quality of life
• Personal fulllment (Psychosocial well-being- not being able to join in with the
• Erikson’s stages of development (Chapter 2)
• 18-35: Intimacy vs isolation (start to question..maybe I would have been
better if I didn’t have HL)
• 35-60: Generativity vs Stagnation (do I stay with my job or change it)
• Physical and material well-being (Health & Living arrangements)
• 1/3 of adults with HL rated their health as only fair/poor compared to 9% of
adults without HL (NAOAS, 1999)
• May have limited access to health care because of HL/ communication
issues (bc they are phoning for a doctor or phoning for results etc)
• May have lower net worth/have had dierent work opportunities
• Adult role fulllment (Education & Employment)
• Young adults may have low aspirations/less condent (jobs aren’t open to
you bc of HL like reghters, military or you THINK you cant do them bc of your HL)
Young Adults
-what jobs do you want and what are the barriers; can you overcome them?
-skills evaluation and training: what skills do they have and are they trainable?
-assistive technology: some kids with HL got through high school without an FM
-helping them move from school world to university/job world
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Post-secondary education
-need to consider
-quality of school/program (don’t want kids with HL to think they cant apply
to high quality programs)
-quality of service available for students with needs (Individualized for
personal needs of HL)
-process for requesting accommodations (lengthly, should start process early)
-specic services available (extended time for exams, note-taker, interpreter)
Middle-Aged adults Fg 11.4 pg454 30s, 40s age
-takes them at least 10 years to seek help
-can be from work, sudden, meneires disease (age induced HL)
-vocation impact of HL
-communication requirements (are you in board rooms with lots of ppl or one
on one meetings)
-visual communication
-voice quality (is it changing at all)
-balance and vertigo
-auditory/cognitive processing
-hearing technology maintenance and usage
-social interaction
Elderly Adults
-4 domains
-look at strengths and weaknesses across areas
-physical status: if there is dementia, there will be cognitive things going on; being
able to put hearing aids in and adjust controls (dexterity issues)
Communication status
-hearing loss caused by:
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