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Title: An interpretive phenomenological analysis of the lived experiences of young people with a moderate hearing loss attending mainstream secondary school
Author: Edmondson, Suzanne Marie
ISNI:       0000 0004 6499 4569
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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Research indicates that children with hearing loss face a number of difficulties academically, socially and emotionally. Although there has been much research with the severe to profound deaf population there has been little research into the life experiences of children with moderate hearing loss who attend mainstream secondary schools. This research sought to address this by examining the experiences of five Year nine children with moderate hearing loss. Data was gathered through semi-structured interviews in the young person’s school setting and was analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Although each participant had unique experiences there seemed to be a number of common themes arising including; coping and support, social acceptance, self-concept and confidence, auditory factors and teachers and learning. This study indicates that young people with moderate hearing loss continue to face social, emotional and academic challenges. With educational psychologists regularly visiting schools there appears to be a role for them in increasing deaf awareness and checking that young people with a hearing loss are receiving the necessary support.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.App.Ed.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools