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Title: 'I'm confused about what my problems actually are' : managing King-Kopetzky syndrome
Author: Pryce, H.
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2009
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Abstract:
Why do some people complain of hearing difficulties when their hearing esholds are normal? How should Audiology professionals respond to their presentation? This problem will be considered in the light of the literature from audiology, psychology, and medical sociology disciplines. The different evidence for and implications of bio-medical and bio psychosocial explanations for such experiences are discussed. In particular the role of help seeking is considered as a coping mechanism and as a key part of the diagnostic case definition applied to this population of audioiogy patients. Two original studies will be presented which consider this phenomenon from different viewpoints. The first explored the lived experience of the patients.Two original studies will be presented which consider this phenomenon from different viewpoints. The first explored the lived experience of the patient who is coping with hearing difficulties and investigated how seeking help forms part of the process of coping.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.501616  DOI: Not available
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